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In addition, contracts for supplies or other services takes 6 to 9 months to establish. He says that a lot of companies won't even bid on VA contracts because of this. This results in higher costs, with the exception of pharmaceuticals, because the VA has "exerted its marketing clout" in this area." (Mayo, 2006) Oliver (2007) states that "Republicans want still tighter eligibility criteria, re-restricting the VHA entirely to the poor and those with service-related disabilities. Democrats appear to be opposed to greater explicit restrictions on access, but it is important to recognize that the reform process, by perhaps overemphasizing primary care and underemphasizing the hospital sector, has probably led to greater implicit restrictions on access to specialist care in the VHA." Oliver states that the result is that "while the average burden of care has fallen, the need for specialized care has risen." (2007)
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(2011) report that cognitive therapy "especially cognitive restructuring…can help correct faulty perceptions of danger, improve perceived self-control of memories and accompanying negative emotions and strengthen adaptive coping responses under conditions of distress." (p.1) Cognitive therapy or restructuring is "one of the best validated PTSD treatments, designed to help the patient review and challenge distressing trauma-related beliefs." (Foa, Keane and Friedman, 2000; Yerkes and Holloway, 1996 in: Ruzek, et al., 2011, p.1) it is reported that cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy (CCT) for PTSD related in the work of Monson & Friedman, in press) is the "only disorder specific CT designed to ameliorate all of the symptoms of PTSD and to enhance relationship functioning concurrently. The specific treatment consists of conflict management strategies to enhance safety, behavioral interventions to decrease avoidance and improve dyadic communication and dyadic cognitive interventions to address maladaptive thinking patterns that maintain both PTSC symptoms and relationship distress."….
There is a culture inside the military that continues to harass those who try to take advantage of mental health services (Hall, 2008).
Because of its continuing and transient nature, chronic suicidal ideation (CSI) compared to active suicidal thinking is often not an indication for hospitalization. This can be a difficult factor in treatment of veterans with PTSD. For many who have experienced considerable trauma in their past and continue to cognitively and emotionally re-experience the trauma (i.e. chronic PTSD), CSI is a persistent concern. CSI is distinguished from acute and active suicidal ideation as being constant, transient, intermittent thoughts of ending one's life. Acute suicidal ideation explains a patient who is in imminent danger of killing themselves, and is an indication for emergency hospitalization. On the other hand, passive suicidal ideation is the wish for oneself to die, without active plans to facilitate the process. Since danger is not….
Hall, Thomas C. (2008). PTSD/Substance Abuse Committee Report: Force Readiness. Retrieved March 24, 2010, from Vietnam Veterans of America Web site:
Sivak, Joseph. (n.d.). PTSD And Chronic Suicidal Ideation: The Role Of Counter Suicidal
Cognition. Retrieved March 24, 2010, Web site: http://www.fsu.edu/~trauma/a1v5i3.html
Veterans & etirees; Is Government Keeping its Promise
This study aimed at exploring the experiences and perceptions of Veterans belonging to Lousiana and Mississippi about three variables; the accessibility of organization; the accessibility of benefits and availability and adequacy of the facilities being provided by government through VA. The respondents were also asked to suggest whether there is a need for improvement and what should VA do to provide benefits and facilities to the Veterans in a better ways.
For this purpose the researcher conducted an online survey targeting 100 Veterans from Mississippi and another 100 from Louisiana. The researcher also conducted an extensive review of the literature focusing on the problems of Veterans as well Government policies and VA structure and healthcare facilities.
Although majority of the Veterans did not give negative response but a great number of responses show that there are problems to access benefits and organization through which veterans….
American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, text revision (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Annual Report of the Administrator of Veteran's Affairs (1931). U.S. Government Printing Office,
Asch, S.M., McGlynn, E.A., Hogan, R.A., Haywardm P., Shekelle, L.R (2004). Comparison of quality of care for patients in the veterans Health Administration and patients in a national sample. Annals of Internal Medicine, 141(12), 938-945.
Backus, L.I., Boothroyd, D., & Deyton, L.R. (2005). HIV, hepatitis C and HIV/hepatitis C virus co-infection in vulnerable populations. AIDS, 19(suppl. 3), 513-519.
In particular, the attorneys working on this issue claim that the VA is "structurally unsuitable" for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which is "a signature problem" veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are suffering from (einstein). Symptoms of PTSD include: "…intense anxiety, persistent nightmares, depression, uncontrollable anger, and difficulties coping with work, family, and social relationships" (einstein).
There an estimated 1.6 million men and women who have served the U.S. In those two conflicts, and according to a Pentagon Task Force report an estimated "38% of soldiers and 50% of National Guard members" that returned home from Iraq or Afghanistan "have mental health issues, ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder to brain injuries" (einstein). Those numbers, along with the assertion that only 27 of the VA's 1,400 medical facilities have inpatient post-traumatic stress disorder programs, create an enormous gap in needs vs. services, the lawyers for the plaintiffs point….
Canadian Broadcast Company. (2010). U.S. Veterans Face Gap in Mental Health Care.
Retrieved April 7, 2010, from http://license.icopyright.net/user/viewFreeUse.act?fuld=Nzg1NzcxOQ%3D%3D.
Department of Veterans Affairs / Office of the Actuary, Office of Policy and Planning. (2007).
Veterans by State, Age Group, Period, Gender, 2000-2036. Retrieved April 8, 2010,
The need for more robust mental health care is acute worldwide. One specific client population that is currently underserved is that of American veterans of foreign wars. In the state of Hawaii alone, there are seven active military installations and as many as 117, 254 veterans currently living in Hawaii," (VA, 2010). Yet there is only one Veteran's Affairs health care facility available to all 100,000-plus individuals qualifying for care in the state of Hawaii. This deficiency is deplorable in a country that purports to value its veterans and the services they provide to promote the freedom, justice, and values of the United States of America. Hawaii is a microcosm of the rest of the country: which is doing too little to help its most precious citizens. This group project consists of a multifaceted plan to prevent and treat mental health disorders among the American veteran community.
The problems that beset….
Cooter, R. War, Medicine, and Modernity. (1998), pp 125-148.
"Make the Connection." Retrieved online: http://va.gov/
"My Army Benefits." Retrieved online: http://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Home/Benefit_Library/State__Territory_Benefits/Hawaii.html
"Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder." United States Department of Veterans' Affairs. Retrieved online: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ptsd.asp
Does Gender Affect the Utilization of Mental Health Care Services among Veterans?
The decision one makes when choosing a career poses a lifelong effect on his own life as well as of his family members. The deployment decision of a career that the person has to face sometimes harms his mental health and family both (Brooks & Chopik, 2020). For example, if the person belongs to the army, he might be deployed in a war zone, which later would have disastrous impacts on his mental health in the form of stress, depression, and excessive use of alcohol, etc. The intensity of trauma might increase if the diagnosis is not done on time and may lead to family problems like divorce, social dysfunction, substance abuse, difficulties in future employment, legal complications, and, most of all, physical health troubles.
Recently, women's inclusion in almost all areas of life has been largely increased, and the….
1. Veteran Health Needs
Returning veterans and their families need early identification and treatment, as well as continuity of care. Early identification of mental health issues is critical, but needs to take place within a veterans’ healthcare system responsive to and understanding of the issues that arise during and after deployment. The veterans’ health care system should become more robust, seamlessly integrated with the mental and physical health services delivered during deployment.
Both veterans and their families need early intervention. Reunification with families is a critical period, and needs to be addressed as a situation that could present specific risks for exacerbating underlying mental health issues. For example, separation of family members during deployment creates “boundary ambiguity,” and role member ambiguity in families, and reunions can be traumatic (State of Rhode Island, n.d.). Depending on the length of time of separation, the reunion of the family can be strained, and rates of….
Begley, A.M. (2010). On being a good nurse. International Journal of Nursing Practice 16(6): 525-532.
It may be that CBT is the most helpful, but further evidence is needed to prove so. PTD has recurring ramifications that affect many variables of life from employment opportunities to social and family atmosphere. There are some who never fully recover their mental or physical capacities, aside from those who have been unalterably handicapped for life. Quality of life becomes another factor, as well as debilitating stress on family. Ramifications are huge, conceivably consequenting in a veteran's losing his family (through the spouse demanding a divorce upon his return since she may feel unable to cope with his altered mental and/or physical conditions) to the veteran committing suicide. It is therefore crucial that psychological interventions be studied regarding their influence in regards to this situation as well as assessing variables that may be adopted in order to better one's counseling practice in regards to helping veterans with PTD.….
Allison-Aipa, T.S., Ritter, C., Sikes, P., & Ball, S. (2010). The impact of deployment on the psychological health status, level of alcohol consumption, and use of psychological health resources of postdeployed U.S. army reserve soldiers, Military Medicine, 175, 630-637.
Smith, H. (2010). Operational stress and retention, Center of Military and Strategic Studies, 12, 55-62.
Mental Health in Veterans
What is mental Illness: Mental Illness Facts
A person is said to be mentally when he finds it difficult to cope up with even mundane demands of day-to-day living activities and demands. This could be a result of either or a combination of the following: disrupted thinking patterns and, inability to relate to persons around him among other things that are normally easy on effort. The ailments that are of a more serious nature include those like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicidal inclinations, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), schizophrenia, among other psychosocial behavioral inconsistencies. The latest work on them has found solutions to correct most, if not all of these ailments (NAMI, 2014).
Common Mental Health Issues in Veterans
About a quarter of the populace in the U.S. annually, are supposed to be carrying curable mental health problems, majority of which are associated with symptoms like acute depression and anxiety. As….
Mental Illnesses (2014) in National Alliance on Mental Illness. Retrieved Sept. 16, 2014, from http://www.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Inform_Yourself/About_Mental_Illness/About_Mental_Illness.htm
Mental Health (2014) in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Research & Development. Retrieved Sept. 16, 2014, from http://www.research.va.gov/research_topics/mental_health.cfm
Mccleod, Madison, Hewitt, Chad S. (2012 May) Chapter 6, pp. 125-156 in Health Care in Transition: Veterans: Health Issues, Coping Strategies and Benefits. Retrieved Sept. 16, 2014, from ProQuestebrary: http://site.ebrary.com.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/lib/sfu/detail.action?docID=10681388
Whitesell, A. And Owens, G. (2012) The Impact of Patriotism, Morale, and Unit Cohesion on Mental Health in Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Retrieved Sept. 16, 2014, from the library of Simon Fraser University http://www.lib.sfu.ca / ( http://web.a.ebscohost.com.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/ehost/detail/detail?sid=807bedab-0187-462a-9dd0-bc3b6a0d956d%40sessionmgr4003&vid=8&hid=4109&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=pdh&AN=2012-07873-001 )
Home Care for Veterans
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Home Care for Veterans
Home care for veterans is a much needed service today, as many VA hospitals no longer have the personnel to extend the kind of individualized care that so many veterans/patients require (Carter, Leach, 2011). Likewise, it is often the case that veterans cannot easily get to a hospital or doctor's office for care (Cole, 2014). Home care for veterans brings the services they need right to their home. It provides the quality and attention necessary for facilitating health and improving personal environments (Barry, 2000). This training and development program will provide participants with a better understanding of what home care is and how it works for veterans, as well as some of the tools and knowledge interested nurses will need to implement home care for veterans.
It became clear that….
Barry, C. B. (2000). Teaching the older patient in the home: Assessment and adaptation. Home Healthcare Nurse, 18(6): 374.
Cater, J., Leach, J. (2011). Veterans, military sexual trauma and PTSD: Rehabilitation planning implications. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 42(2): 33-40.
Cole, R. (2014). Understanding military culture: A guide for professional school counselors. The Professional Counselor, 4(5): 497-504.
Connor, S. (2009). Hospice and Palliative Care. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL: CRC
Technology Proposal/Implementation Paper
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) remains a vital entity in as far as the provision of key services to veterans in the country is concerned. The Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA), to a large extent, concerns itself with the administration of U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ programs. This is more so the case with regard to the provision or advancement of various forms of support to not only veterans and survivors, but also their dependents. Towards this end, some of the main programs that VBA administers include, but they are not limited to; pension and compensation, rehabilitation and employment, loan guaranty, and insurance. In the year 2016, the National Archives and Records Administration (2016) released a records management inspection report which was categorical that “the VA Records Management Program lacks several basic records management fundamentals.” The relevance of VA records cannot be overstated when it comes to….
Department of Veterans Affairs is a governmental organization. It has its roots in 1921, when veterans benefits were organized at the federal level, following the First World War. The brutal conditions of that war, where soldiers were exposed to mechanical weaponry, chemical weapons such as mustard gas, as well as disease-ridden trench warfare conditions, created substantial need for veterans hospitals, and the creation of a federal agency to accommodate this need formed the beginnings of the modern Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.gov, 2016). The Veterans Administration was created in 1930, and the 1944 GI Bill expanded benefits for veterans.
Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs is a branch of the federal government. There are three separate administrations within the VA -- for benefits, health and cemeteries. The benefits programs for veterans include employment/vocational assistance, home loans, life insurance, disability compensation, pensions and the GI Bill. The health branch operates over….
Veterans Perceptions of Long-Term Care PTSD Treatment
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VETEANS PECEPTIONS OF LONG-TEM CAE PTSD TEATMENT
Perceptions of PTSD Treatment by Veterans esiding in Community Long-Term Care Facilities
The wars currently occurring across the globe are occurring at a time when more soldiers are surviving to return home, but often with lasting mental health issues and physical disabilities. Many people can name someone who suffers from PTSD as a result of having experienced a traumatic event. Diagnosis of PTSD is improving, and along with this has come recognition that the mental health issue can be a persistent and debilitating disorder ("Office of Public Affairs," 2014). Veterans being treated for PTSD may find themselves in long-term care facilities in community settings ("Office of Public Affairs," 2014). The quality of care that….
Dye, J.F., Schatz, I.M., Rosenberg, B.A., and Coleman, S.T. (2000, January). Practicing qualitative research constant comparison method: A kaleidoscope of data. The Qualitative Report, 4(1/2). Retrieved from http://crlte.engin.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2013/06/Dye-Schatz-Rosenberg-Coleman-Constant-Comparison-Method-A-Kaleidoscope-of-Data.pdf
Goetz, J.P., & LeCompte, M.D. (1981). Ethnographic research and the problem of data reduction. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 12, 51-70.
Gradus, J.L. (2014). Epidemiology of PTSD. PTSD: National Center for PTSD. Retrieve from
, 2011, pp. 263). In implementing something as simple as phone-based CBT with the veterans in the research project at hand, an overall improvement in mental health and well-being could be achieved through relatively few treatments as research has shown, and in seeing the willingness of participants in this research project to provide information regarding their feelings and general mental health, it can be assumed that these same individuals would be willing to provide the same, if not deeper, information regarding their mental health to counselors or therapists in this remote setting with specific goal and behavioral approaches being the main focus of treatment.
Further, solution-focused therapy (SFT) as also been successful in the treatment of veterans with PTSD and the presence of substance abuse. Results of several studies suggest that traumas are often not so debilitating that individuals cannot come back from them entirely over time. This type of resilience….
Bannink, F. (2008). "Posttraumatic success: solution-focused brief therapy." Oxford
Journal of Medicine, 8(3): pp. 215-225. Web. Retrieved from: LexisNexis
Database. [Accessed on 2 December 2012].
Brief, D., Engasser, J., Keane, T., Roy, M., and Rubin, a. (2011). "Web-based intervention for returning veterans with symptoms of PTSD and risky alcohol use." Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 41(4): pp. 237-246. Web.
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