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When The Dead Won't Rest: Survivor Guilt In Combat Veterans

Title: When The Dead Won't Rest: Survivor Guilt In Combat Veterans with Scott Janssen, MSW, LCSW            

CE/CME Offered:

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

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

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Length: 1.0 hours
This session was originally presented at NHPCO’s 2013 Virtual Conference ‘Loss, Grief and Bereavement, helping patients, families and communities’. Among combat Veterans memories of friends killed in battle often remain vivid and laced with emotion even after the passage of decades. Some who survive carry a sense of guilt which can impact not only the way they live but how they die as they approach the end of life. Some of the driving factors of survivor guilt are explored and ways of supporting these Veterans toward healing are explored.


  • Define survivor guilt and assess for its presence among hospice patients
  • Discuss at least three contributing factors to the persistence of survivor guilt
  • Describe at least five essential elements in therapeutic intervention

Scott Janssen, MSW, LCSW

Scott Janssen has been a hospice social worker for over twenty years. He has spoken nationally and written broadly about hospice care and end of life issues with special interests in working with combat veterans, transpersonal phenomena, as well as the impact of unresolved trauma on the quality of life of hospice patients and their families.  He works for Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell in Burlington, North Carolina.

Disclosure: Planners: Barbara L. Bouton, MA, FT, and Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty: Scott Janssen, MSW, LCSW has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Completion:  In order to complete this online activity, 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:

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 1.0 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: 11/13/2015
Review date:  11/13/2018

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