No Veteran Should Die Alone
The Tennessee Hospice/Veterans Partnership (HVP) is a state-wide initiative providing technical assistance and program development recommendations aimed at strengthening the relationships between community hospice agencies and VA facilities to improve veterans’ access to hospice and palliative care.
We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment.
Working with veterans can often include dealing with the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This handout helps identify the many unseen symptoms of PTSD in soldiers and veterans.
More Resources and Links for Veterans
Department of Veterans Affairs Our primary mission is to create and foster a communication network for VA providers involved in hospice and palliative care. Special information about veterans benefits can also be found in the Veterans Services section of the VA website.
The Veterans Administration has also added hospice and palliative care services to the VISN 9 Health Care Services website.
The VA recently issued fee service funding guidelines for hospice and palliative care. These guidelines are available here.
NHPCO Veteran’s Resources Visit NHPCO’s Veterans’ website to discover a growing list of resources for your use.
Hospice Veteran’s Partnership Toolkit HVPs are statewide or community-based partnerships dedicated to increasing veterans’ access to hospice and palliative care.
Veteran Memorial and Burial Benefits Information on veteran burial and memorial benefits, national cemeteries, and eligibility requirements
Veterans History Project & Toolkit The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information Center The PTSD information center contains in-depth information on PTSD and traumatic stress for a general audience.