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The Power of Peace at End of Life: Hope and Healing for Our Veterans

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Wyndham Newport at the Atlantic Resort

240 Aquidneck Avenue

Middletown, RI 02842

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Join other professionals who work with veterans at end of life and their families for a complimentary day of learning, focused on the most effective ways to support, honor and care for our country’s veterans in their last days.

As professionals working with this population, it is important for us to understand how the emotional, spiritual, social and moral injuries veterans have sustained impact them throughout their lifetime, especially as they face end of life.

This event is being held in collaboration with Memorial Funeral Home and our guest speaker is Deborah Grassman, lead instructor for the Opus Peace Institute.

5 CE's* are offered to nurses, social workers, funeral directors and death education counselors.

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8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Wounded Warriors: Their Last Battle

10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PTSD and Trauma Integration (4 CE*)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Soul Injury (1 CE)

3:15 – 5:15 p.m. Fallen Comrades Ceremony*

The Fallen Comrades Ceremony is open to the public and designed to honor veterans while allowing them to lay their burdens down. Based on Native American warrior welcoming-home rituals, the ceremony restores hope for healing the soul injury that veterans who have served often carry. Families of veterans and professionals who care for them are also encouraged to attend.

Click the below links for course descriptions:

Wounded Warriors

PTSD and Trauma Integration

Fallen Comrades Ceremony

About the Presenter

Deborah Grassman is a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner whose 30-year career at the Department of Veterans Affairs included being the Director of the Hospice program, as well as personally taking care of more than 10,000 dying veterans.

She is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in caring for veterans nearing the end of life. She is the author of two books, contributing author to three textbooks, has 22 published articles, and four documentary films featuring her work.

In 2002, she introduced "pinning ceremonies" to honor dying veterans -- a ceremony which has become standard practice in hospices and long-term-care facilities throughout the nation.

For more information, please contact Deanna Upchurch at DUpchurch@HopeHealthCo.org or (401) 415-4303.

*Continuing Education: 4 CE credits offered for the morning session (must attend both morning sessions to get the CE credits). 1 additional CE credit offered for the afternoon session (Soul Injury). CE credits provided by the Hospice Foundation of America.

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