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Course Details

The Joys and Sorrows of Older Veterans: Thoughts from a Geriatric Psychiatrist


This webinar is an archived talk from the live course entitled Serving Our Older Veterans: Today's Clinical Issues and Best Practices which was filmed in Maine. This webinar will enhance practice for those working with aging veterans and their families, by expanding an understanding of: the capacities and challenges facing older veterans, the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder over the lifespan and the ways works of literature can illuminate the traumas of war.

This webinar is not for credit.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation participants should be able to:

  • Identify the physical impact high levels of combat exposure have on veterans.
  • List three examples of the joys and sorrows aging veterans face.
  • Enumerate three ways the literary passages from "Regeneration" and "War is a Force that Gives Life Meaning" illustrate the emotional traumas of war.
Target Audience

Social workers and Licensed Mental Health Counselors across academic and practice settings.

CME Information

This webinar is not for credit.

A certificate of program participation and successful completion will be provided at the end of the webinar.

Original Release Date: September 15, 2013
Expiration Date: January 5, 2019

Planner Disclosures

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:

Carole MacKenzie, RN

Speaker Disclosures

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest:

Janis Petzel, MD

Hardware/Software Specifications:

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera

Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit