To create legacies and elevate humanity to an even more harmonious place by shepherding individuals and communities through Trauma Recovery.
Kathryn Bumgarner, RN, MSN, CHPN
Certified Warriors at Ease teacher: Teaching Yoga and Meditation in Military Communities; RYT200
Kathryn is a Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse (CHPN). She has 40 years Registered Nurse experience, 35 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, with 23 years’ hospice experience, with one of the leading hospices in the country participating in the We Honor Veterans (WHV) Partnership Levels, receiving Honorable Mention recognition at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), WHV Five Year Anniversary Celebration. As the Veteran Care Liaison, partnering with Dayton VAMC and Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, Kathy became knowledgeable about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and undiagnosed PTS at end of life (EOL). Documented studies were lacking in the nursing literature and medical literature on intervention for PTS at EOL. With her own practice of yoga, and the benefits of yoga for athletes, she became curious about the benefits of yoga for PTS at EOL. Kathy is a Registered Yoga Teacher(RY200), and Certified Warriors at Ease Teacher, teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Meditation in Military Communities. She developed a program addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) experienced by Healthcare Professionals.
Kathy has presented nationally and locally on topics related to caring for our country’s Veterans at end of life, and authored a published article titled “One Hospice’s Project in Honoring and Caring for our Country’s Veterans”. A recommendation in the article’s conclusion is further investigation into effective interventions for PTSD at End of Life. Kathy helps nurses and healthcare professionals recovery from traumatic experiences, Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Moral Injury, and Soul Injury, as well as all traumatized populations, and Healthcare Professionals who provide care and service to this population.