Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Holocaust Survivors Facing the End of Life: Examining the Past to Improve Present Care
Virtual Event Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM ET
MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care is proud to present Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Holocaust Survivors Facing the End of Life: Examining the Past to Improve Present Care, a free 3-hour virtual event that aims to educate healthcare professionals who work with Holocaust survivors, and other trauma survivors. This immersive online program will address how to recognize and respond to post-traumatic stress symptoms in Holocaust-survivor patients, Second-Generation survivors, and family members of other trauma victims. Attendees will become better informed about the delivery of person-centered, trauma-informed care to persons facing the end of life.
The program will begin with a virtual tour of selected exhibits from the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York City, to establish the historical context and traumatic impact of the Holocaust. The tour is followed by the testimony of a Holocaust survivor, Mrs. Toby Levy. Finally, acclaimed psychologist, Irit Felsen, Ph.D., will lecture on trauma and its effects on elderly patients and their families. Dr. Felsen will also address healthcare provider unintentional reactions to persons with a history of trauma and how they can develop practical strategies to counter negative reactions and ensure empathic, humane care for elderly trauma-survivor patients.
This online event awards 3.0 CE credits for registered nurses and social workers, but all disciplines are welcome to attend.
Register now at https://www.mjhspalliativeinstitute.org/e-learning/hs-1.