Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Sensitivity at the End of Life is organized by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and will be held from Apr 30, 2017 - Apr 30, 2020. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
The goal of this course is to explore the unique needs of Holocaust survivors and to discuss best practices in assessment and intervention within the theoretical framework of PTSD as it impacts advanced illness and the end of life. More than 70 years after the end of World War II, Holocaust Survivors represent a population with unique needs and issues poorly understood by healthcare professionals. Clinicians and professional providers, whose mission it is to manage pain and suffering, need to understand these issues so they can provide culturally sensitive care.
• Discuss best practices in developing plans of care when working with Holocaust survivors
• Identify common emotional triggers and their impact on end-of-life care for Holocaust survivors
• Identify best practices for healthcare providers in working with survivors of the Holocaust, trauma, or war
• Identify key research findings and learning opportunities from the Holocaust literature
Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology