Providing Support Through Life's Final Chapter for Those Who Made It Home
Abbreviated Journal Title
Medicine, General & Internal
Military personnel are exposed to unique environmental hazards and psychological stressors during their service to our nation. As a result, military service personnel are at high risk not only for physical injury but for psychological trauma as well that may result in post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, substance abuse, and homelessness. These medical and psychosocial issues may hasten the development of life-limiting illnesses and may complicate the delivery of end-of-life care. Community-based hospice agencies often lack the resources and expertise to address the special needs of veterans. This article highlights the efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide comprehensive and co-ordinated end-of-life support for "those who served."
"Providing Support Through Life's Final Chapter for Those Who Made It Home" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2235.