Aug 23, 2008

Reflections on the culture of veterans

AAOHN Journal : Official Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Keynan Hobbs


Veterans, as a cultural group, present unique challenges to health care providers. Veteran culture includes health inequalities and health disparities related to posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and substance abuse that must be understood in context to provide the best care possible to this population. Veterans are not, however, frequently viewed in terms of culturally competent nursing care. Changes in the approach to this population are necessary to provide effective, comprehensive, and compassionate care.

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Attitude to Health
Industrial Nursing
Delayed Onset Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Nurse's Role
Military Nursing

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