2026: Loss, Grief and Military Life
Grief related to loss, is an integral, often unrecognized component of military family life. Unrecognized and unmitigated grief has the propensity to amplify physical, psychological and psychosocial challenges that present in the clinical setting. Early recognition, acknowledgement and the normalizing of grief as part of the healing process will enhance the quality of care provided for the military family member.
Speaker: Martha Suarez, MS, BSN, RN
Disclosures: The speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 30 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify unique components of military family life.
2. Assess three characteristics of grief related to loss.
3. Identify resources of support available the military community.
Key words: military, consumer testimonial, grief, trauma, veterans, service members & family members
Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Thursday, October 20, 2011: 10:10am – 10:55am
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: April 12, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014