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A Conversation on Guilt, Trauma, and Reactions to Changing Practices During COVID-19: A HPNA and SWHPN Collaboration
Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Webinars

A collaborative effort between the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) and the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network (SWHPN), join us for a panel discussion and conversation pertaining to guilt, trauma, and reactions to changing practices during COVID-19.

Register here to attend.

Some topics the panel will cover:

  • Loss of immediate and longer-term future
  • Clinician guilt and survivor guilt 
  • The problem with "hero" language
  • Feelings of exclusion from COVID treatment teams
  • Lack of options for closure during the time of crisis
  • Dealing with the large volume of counseling needs in the setting of the pandemic
  • The parallel process of dealing with personal losses while dealing with patients and their losses                                     

This webinar is made possible by a generous donation from the American Nurses Association. The panel is free to attend but registration is required here. Registrants will be sent a link to join the meeting 24 hours before the panel. No CE hours are offered. 



Alex Wolf, DNP, RN, APRN
Alex is a nurse practitioner specializing in palliative care at TriHealth in Cincinnati. He received his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Virginia in 2016. He serves on the Ohio Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Council and has published several journal articles about palliative care education and moral distress among healthcare providers.

Eunita Robertson, MBA, MSN, RN-BC, CHPN, CHA
Eunita has over 30 years' experience in home health and hospice and is well known for her unwavering dedication and efforts to enhance care for individuals and families at end-of-life through education and training. She is is a CHPN, Certified Hospice Administrator, HPNA Approved Educator, and ELNEC Trainer. Eunita currently serves as an Asministrator for Encompass Health - Hospice and is a member of the Alabama State Nurses Association, Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and HPNA where she serves as Southeast District Leader, chair of the RN Professional Development Advisory Council, and Past President of HPNA's Central Alabama chapter. Eunita is a 2018 recipient of the ELNEC Award.

Rebecca (Becky) Cammy, MSW, LCSW
Becky is the supervisor of Patient Oncology Support Services at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University. Becky has worked extensively providing clinical psychosocial support in oncology, palliative care, and hospice. She is passionate about healthcare disparities and engaged in research to highlight best practices ad link patient outcomes with psychosocial support services. Becky is a Board Member for the Research Training Institute with Cancer Support Community. She published an article, Developing a Palliative Radiation Oncology Service Line: The Integration of Advance Care Planning in Subspecialty Oncologic Care, which was awarded the "best article" in the Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care in 2017. She also completed a competitive leadership fellowship in palliative and end-of-life care through New York University's Zelda Foster Studies program. Becky earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019.

Eunju Lee, LCSW, APHSW-C
Eunju Lee has experience in labor and human rights in her native Korea, has worked with Asian American domestic violence survivors in NYC. She has worked in palliative and hospice care for the past 12 years. Currently, she is the palliative care social worker at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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