Care of Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families provides civilian medical and nonmedical care providers with practical information and guidelines to effectively understand, support, and address the needs of this important population. The editors, who are experts in treating patients from all service branches, provide an overview of what it means to be part of a military family as well as an inside look at the military and Veterans Administration health care systems. Promoting family resilience is a fundamental theme and one that is emphasized throughout chapters on traumatic brain injury, substance use disorders, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, illness, injury, and bereavement. The book offers many features useful to the clinician who is unfamiliar with military culture, and the frequent use of tables, figures, and summary points make information easily digestible for busy practitioners.
The burden that military families bear can be enormous, but there are programs and resources—described in detail here—that can help them restore, rebuild, and heal. Concise and compassionate, Care of Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families is a unique guide to helping service members and their families thrive.
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