Guidebook for clinicians treating aging Holocaust Survivors released, based on keynote lecture by Irit Felsen

“Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Sensitivity at End of Life: A Guidebook for Clinicians” is available online free at
http://hospicenyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/2013-Holocaust-Booklet_FNL_1.pdf . You can also download a copy from this link.

The booklet, developed with funding from MJHS Foundation and Targum Shlishi, is largely based on a keynote lecture by Irit Felsen, Ph.D. Her lecture was part of an MJHS-sponsored educational program for clinicians and professional caregivers entitled “Their Last Days: Aging Holocaust Survivors Facing the End of Life,” which was delivered at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. The news release issued at the time about the 2011 event can be found at https://www.mjhs.org/files/2010/11/Hospice-5-3-11-MJHS-Leads-Forum-about-Holocaust-Survivor-E.pdf or by clicking here .

The booklet is intended to be an educational tool and resource for professional caregivers serving Holocaust Survivors and their children, the Second Generation, with the goals of educating clinicians about how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manifests itself at the end of life in Holocaust Survivors, and raising self-awareness of healthcare providers to their own comfort levels and to their own reactions when working with Holocaust Survivors.

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