Hospice of Marion County News
Soul Injury Presentation by Deborah Grassman at Hospice of Marion County Nov. 1
(Ocala, FL – Oct. 14, 2019)
Hospice of Marion County (HMC) is hosting a breakfast and presentation by nationally known author and nurse practitioner Deborah Grassman on November 1 at the Elliott Center, 3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Grassman will be presenting on Soul Injury and sharing her experiences over her 30-year career taking care of veterans. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. RSVP to Veronica (352) 873-7456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grassman is a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner whose 30-year career at the Department of Veterans Affairs included being the Director of the Hospice program, as well as personally taking care of more than 10,000 dying veterans. She is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in caring for Veterans nearing the end of life. She is a contributing author in four textbooks, has 25 published articles, and five documentary films featuring her work. Grassman is co-founder of Opus Peace and is the author of two books: Peace at Last and The Hero Within that talks about soul injury.
Grassman is most well-known for identifying the unique needs of veterans as they near the end of life which has become the basis for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) We Honor Veterans program. In 2002, she introduced “pinning ceremonies” to honor dying veterans — a ceremony which has now become standard practice in hospices and long-term-care facilities throughout the nation.
Hospice of Marion County is a proud partner in the national We Honor Veterans program with Level 4 status, and is currently working towards obtaining Level 5, the highest designation possible. This presentation on November 1 is another way HMC provides Marion County veterans programs and services to enhance their lives. To learn more about how we support veterans visit: https://www.hospiceofmarion.com/services/veterans-care/.
About Hospice of Marion County (HMC): A not-for-profit locally operated hospice, HMC has provided compassionate end-of-life care for patients and their families since 1983. Patients may receive services in their own home, assisted living facility, nursing home or in one of our three hospice houses. A comprehensive hospice model, HMC is the county’s third largest healthcare company and earned Deemed Status designation from the Joint Commission, the national gold standard for quality healthcare.