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Nursing Research: Innovations in Care for Veterans

December 15, 2014

Edited by HSR&D Health Science Officer, Patricia Kelly, Ph.D., R.N., and Christine Kasper, Ph.D., R.N., Senior Research Scientist, VA Office of Nursing Services, the Annual Review of Nursing Research: Military Veteran Innovations of Care presents the most significant military innovations in healthcare research, focusing on those that were developed in response to injuries sustained by the military during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Chapters cover topics such as: battlefield resuscitation and transport, ethical decision-making, PTSD, military families, quality of life and reintegration, burns, infectious disease, and pain management.

HSR&D investigator Jill Bormann, Ph.D., and colleagues authored one chapter of the Annual Review that discusses mantram repetition - an innovative, complementary, evidence-based treatment that is proving to be successful among Veterans with PTSD. Another chapter, written by HSR&D investigator Constance Uphold, Ph.D., and colleagues, presents a critical review of research on the caregivers of Veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and caregivers for those who have suffered a stroke. The authors also suggest recommendations to improve the quality of care for these Veterans and their caregivers.

CITATION: Annual Review of Nursing Research: Military and Veteran Innovations of Care. 2014;32(1).


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