Webinar: How Hospice and Palliative Care Can Support Military Families

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Course Available

Many military families may be caring for someone with a life-limiting illness and may wonder about how hospice and palliative care might help. Ryan Weller, National Program Manager of Palliative & Hospice Care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will address some common questions and break down some common misunderstandings of what this type of care can provide, especially for veterans. Carlos Graveran, Executive Director of Hospice of Frederick County and an Army veteran, will share his experiences providing military families the dignity and honor they deserve as they face life’s end.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Ryan Weller

Ryan Weller, LCSW, APHSW-C

Ryan Weller is the National Program Manager for Palliative and Hospice Care in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Previously, he was the palliative care social worker at the Portland, Oregon, VA for 18 years. He is also the President-Elect of the Advanced Palliative & Hospice Social Work Certification (APHSW-C) Board of Directors.



Carlos Graveran

Carlos Graveran

Carlos Graveran, Executive Director of Hospice of Frederick County, has nearly 30 years of experience in various facets of the healthcare industry. Before his appointment in July of 2016 to his current role as Executive Director, Frederick Health Hospice, he honed his skills working with pharmaceutical, home health and hospice organizations; most recently as Vice President of Operations for VITAS Healthcare. He is a passionate advocate for hospice and end-of-life care with demonstrated knowledge of hospice operations, leadership, financial management and strategy development. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Carlos is also a very proud U.S. Army veteran (Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division).


Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.

Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.