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Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle, with Deborah Grassman

Title: Wounded Warriors       

CE/CME Offered:

CE/CME Credit Available: Counselor, Nurse, Physician, and Non-Physician Healthcare Professional CE credit

Member Price:  $105.00
Non-Member Price:  $210.00

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Length: 1.5 hours
This session was recorded at NHPCO’s 11th Clinical Team Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Combat soldiers have often seen the worst mankind has to offer. It changes them in fundamental ways, inflicting emotional, spiritual, social, and moral injuries that impact them throughout their lifetime, especially as they face death. Some veterans return from war bitter; some return enlightened; all return with lessons the rest of us need to know. Like an iridescent pearl awaiting discovery within ugly, crusty shells, wisdom patiently hides — yielding its treasures to those with the courage, honesty, and humility required to deal with wartime traumas and fears. Join Deborah Grassman, author of Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families, for a presentation you won’t want to miss.


  • Describe the emotional, social, spiritual and moral injuries sustained by veterans and how these impact end-of-life care
  • Identify ways to respond to guilt and shame at the end of life
  • Verbalize the influence that a military culture exerts on all veterans
  • Briefly describe the major components of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Outline three death trajectories that combat veterans experience
  • Identify appropriate assessment and intervention for all veterans: combat and non-combat
  • Identify appropriate assessment and interventions for combat veterans including rituals, therapeutic letter writing and forgiveness
Deborah Grassman, ARNP, Bay Pines VAMC, St. Petersburg, FL
Deborah Grassman is a Nurse Practitioner at Bay Pines VAMC in St. Petersburg, Florida. She has been with the VA for 26 years and has been the director of the hospice program at the VA for the last 15 years. She is a featured speaker at hospice and VA conferences throughout the United States and has published numerous articles on providing hospice care to veterans. She pioneered identifying the effects of past trauma on the quality of a person’s dying process, as well as ways to effectively respond to issues that surface at the end of life.
Disclosure: Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN,   RN have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty: Deborah Grassman, ARNP has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CE/CME Credit Hours: Counselor:  1.5 Clock Hours
Nurse: 1.5 Contact Hours
Physician: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM
Social Work: 1.5 Contact Hours
Completion: In order to complete this online activity and obtain CE/CME credit, participants must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. You will have access to the course for 90 days from the date of purchase.
CE/CME Info:


Counselor: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6232. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHPCO is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


Nurse:  NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.


Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: 
For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse, physician, and social worker, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form. *including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, spiritual care givers, etc.

Release Date: October 12, 2010
Review Date: October 12, 2016

Expiration Date:  

October 12, 2019

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