Development of an Evidence-based Online Veteran Healthcare Course

Research Paper Title Meeting the needs of the 21st century veteran: Development of an evidence-based online veteran healthcare course. Abstract Over 12% of those living in the United States over the age of 18 years old are veterans and they represent some of the most resilient yet vulnerable populations in the healthcare system (Newport, 2012).… Read More

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Deportation of Non-citizen Military Veterans: A Critical Analysis of Implications for the Right to Health

Research Paper Title Deportation of non-citizen military veterans: A critical analysis of implications for the right to health. Abstract Military personnel are commonly exposed to health-harming conditions during their service, resulting in higher rates of physical and mental health conditions compared with the general population. In an era of mass deportations, it is notable that… Read More

Addressing Gaps in Military Cultural Competence in Medical Education

Research Paper Title Addressing Military Cultural Competence in Medical Education. Abstract Dr. Lypson and colleagues reported that continuing education workshops, aligned with objectives of the Joining Forces Initiative, can increase knowledge and understanding of veterans’ unique health needs among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and non-VHA employees. However, based on the US House of Representatives Committee… Read More

Linking Self-Stigma, Veteran Culture & Nursing Care

Research Paper Title Self-Stigma and Veteran Culture. Abstract Self-stigma is a salient concept in mental health care. Consequences of self-stigma include increased morbidity and decreased engagement with the health care system. Cultural factors may affect self-stigma and its consequences. This article utilises the Giger and Davidhizar transcultural assessment model to explore veteran culture and self-stigma.… Read More

Bartender, Another Round of Mental Health Please!

Research Paper Title The Healing Tonic: A Pilot Study of the Perceived Ability and Potential of Bartenders. Background Identifying and assisting veterans in need of mental health services has been and continues to be a challenge for veteran-specific health care providers.  Despite increased outreach efforts, many veterans remain on the periphery of such programmes and… Read More