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Health of a Veteran

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Case Study 3
A veteran aged eighty, living alone, diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2D) twelve years ago, displaying normal renal functioning, and prescribed insulin injections besides other oral anti-hyperglycemic drug (OAD), reported hypoglycemia attacks. Their potential consequences (unconsciousness or even, in extreme cases, death) frightened him. His attendant has been negligent in holiday and weekend periods, resulting in irregular insulin administration, which subsequently resulted in hypoglycemia episodes. As a result, the patient was prescribed insulin degludec; with time, this medication’s dosage was increased and he began displaying better fasting blood sugar and HbA1c levels, without hypoglycemia attacks. Case results indicate a combination of diet changes and degludec gave required diabetes control whilst ensuring no hypoglycemia episodes occurred.
Over one-quarter of America’s 65+-aged population cluster is diabetes-diagnosed, with the general population’s aging being a key diabetes-endemic driving factor. Elderly diabetics depict considerable risks for chronic as well as…… [Read More]


Abdelhafiz, A. H., & Sinclair, A. J. (2013). Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Older People. Diabetes Therapy, 4(1), 13–26.

Jain, A., & Paranjape, S. (2013). Prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in elderly in a primary care facility: An ideal facility. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 17(Suppl1), S318–S322.

Moghissi, E. (2013). Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Older Patients: Current and Emerging Treatment Options. Diabetes Therapy, 4(2), 239–256.

Swinnen, S. G., Hoekstra, J. B., & DeVries, J. H. (2009). Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care, 32(Suppl 2), S253–S259.


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Veteran Affirmative Action

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Veteran Affirmative Action

Affirmative action

The concept of affirmative action has been in the limelight for many decades and most significantly in the 1965 onwards during the tenure of President Lyndon Johnson. He once gave a speech that was concerned with offering everyone fair opportunity to compete in line with the capabilities that they have and taking into account the disadvantages that the individual has suffered. He is quoted to have said that "You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say you are free to compete with all the others, and still just believe that you have been completely fair." (Civil ight 101, 2014)

The real focus of the affirmative action is on opportunity provision for all. The affirmative action programs are predominantly meant and formatted to break…… [Read More]


Civil Right 101, (2014). Affirmative Action. Retrieved September 20, 2014 from 

Hiring Veterans (n.d.). U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved September 20, 2014 from at
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Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Wars

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This is important because it reflect the certain difficulties the government has to stimulate the employment of veterans in a line of work of their choice.

Other statistics mention that not only do a large number of veterans have a disability related to their position but rather the fact that they are part of a system which has a rate of unemployment too high for the United States. More precisely, "In 2007, the unemployment rate among veterans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces since September 2001 was 6.1%, the ureau of Labor Statistics (LS) of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. About 17% of these veterans, also called Gulf War-era II veterans had a service-connected disability in August 2007. The jobless rate for veterans of all eras combined was 3.8% in 2007. About 12% of all veterans had a service-connected disability in August 2007" (ureau of Labor Statistics,…… [Read More]


Adams, K. (2008) "Disabled veteran promotes job program that met his needs." Pilot online. Accessed 18 July 2008, at

Appel, a. (2008) EEOC issues two guides on employing disabled veterans. TCPalm. Accessed 18 July 2008, at

Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2006) Employment Situation of Veterans News Release. Accessed 18 July 2008, at 

Dept of Labor. (2007) Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program Marks 30-Year Anniversary. Accessed 18 July 2008, at
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Civil War Veteran A Historical

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The dead were those that were remembered and martyred in the South, and the survivors had to do just that - survive. Northern soldiers eventually got some kind of pension as a reward for their valor, but the South was in disarray, and Southern soldiers really did not gain anything for their valor. The reactions to this were difficult to read, because many soldiers turned to drugs, alcohol, violence, and many suffered from mental problems. This is an area not often explored, and it made this book more interesting. It would have been nice if the editors had included even more essays and evaluations in this section of the book, because it was definitely the most commanding of all the sections.

This was a difficult book to read, because the essays the editor's chose were extremely academic (and some were very dry), and so it made it more difficult to…… [Read More]


Barton, Michael and Logue, Larry M. The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader. New York: New York University Press, 2007.
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SBAR Analysis of a Vietnam Veteran

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individual health history and examination of a 61-year-old American male Vietnam veteran, "Mr. John Veteran" using the SBAR approach. Mr. Veteran is married, with two adult children and three grandsons, aged 4, 7 and 12 years by his older daughter who is a registered nurse in an intensive care unit; his younger daughter is a senior in college majoring in business administration (she received a full scholarship to a private college). Mr. Veteran earned his bachelor's degree in organizational leadership at a small midwestern university. Although Mr. Veteran continues to work full time as a paralegal, he advises that he intends to "semi-retire" when he turns 62 years next year and becomes eligible for Social Security payments. Mr. Veteran smokes two packs of cigarettes a day and drinks beer on occasion, but does not take drugs, even for severe pain, because he is worried about becoming addicted to them.

Although…… [Read More]

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The VA History and Issues

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Veteran's Affairs

According to (2016), the Department of Veteran's Affairs has its roots in a policy passed in 1636 when soldiers at the Plymouth Colony who had fought on the war with the Pequot Indians were granted support by the colony. After independence, the policy was continued, and by 1811 the first hospital for veterans was built and funded by the federal government. The system of veteran's assistance was expanded numerous times over the course of the 19th century, and in 1917, further expansion occurred. After World War One there were three agencies that were responsible for different aspects of veteran's benefits and so in 1921 these were merged to create the Veterans' Bureau, the precursor to the modern Department of Veteran's Affairs. The VA was formally created in 1930 by President Hoover, granting it more authority than it previously had, and absorbing more divisions (, 2016).

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Institute of Medicine. (2013). Committee on the Assessment of Readjustment needs of military personnel, veterans and their families. The National Academy Press: Washington, DC

Kille, L. (2015). The U.S. Veterans' Affairs Department and challenges to providing care for service members: Research roundup. Journalist's Resource. In possession of the author.

Prentice, J. & Pizer, S. (2007). Delayed access to health care and mortality. Health Services Research. Vol. 42 (2) 644-662. (2016). About VA. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Retrieved April 25, 2016 from / about_va/vahistory.asp
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Updating of a resume

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Veteran/Purple Heart Recipient

CAREER Profile

Highly qualified and well-rounded healthcare administrator that has a strong and diverse background in healthcare, operations, facility management, strategic planning, Lean, healthcare development and redesign background. This includes sixteen years of hands-on patient care experience as well as over ten years' experience successfully providing executive level leadership in clinical, administrative, facility planning and overall hospital disciplines. Highly skilled with implementing and managing complex issues at all levels in order to plan, develop, organize, decipher and perfect policy. Able to evaluate hospital-wide operational management programs and needs. Sixteen years of in-depth management experience with healthcare-related development projects for both ambulatory and non-ambulatory settings throughout all disciplines of healthcare. Active security clearance.


• BLS certified

• HIPAA-Trained & Certified

• Certified in Food Protection and Safety

• Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Automated Information System, Armed Forces Health…… [Read More]

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Community Outreach Program for Minority

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Its main goals are to examine and evaluate the main areas requiring improvements. The technology transfer programs are the key information sources, which enables the veteran access the latest technologies that can lead to improvement of their livelihood standards. The veteran association other goal is to ensure automated and web-enabled activities. This will enable the association allow online submission of ids rather than uploads from emails hence reducing the usage of papers.

According to 2000 census, 12% of the U.S. population is African-American. This figure may be even less because there are some homeless and incarcerated who are not inclusive in the census report. The Africa American veterans mostly affected by depression though most of them believe is a personal weakness. They represent among the veterans who served in the homeless programs making about 11.4%of the veteran population. These veterans make up 35.1%of the homeless veteran population and 18.9%of the…… [Read More]


USDVA, (2013). U.S. Department of Veteran affairs.

Retrieved from 

Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development of Office Technology

Transfer Retrieved from
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Tens of Thousands of Combat

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These findings are truly alarming given the fact that fully 65% of the military personnel who have served in Iraq report a history of combat experience and these experiences can clearly result in physical and emotional injuries, with PTSD being expected to develop in between 5 and 15%, with other estimates ranging even higher (Gutierrez & Brenner, 2009). For instance, Gutierrez and Brenner cite the results of a recent analysis conducted by the AND Corporation that found the range of prevalence estimates for PTSD was 5% to 15% of the military personnel deployed the Middle East; when these rates were applied to the 1.64 million military personnel who have already completed their deployment, and estimated the number of individuals with PTSD will be between 75,000 to 225,000.

Given the large numbers of returning combat veterans today and these disturbing rates of PTSD, these findings suggest that more needs to be…… [Read More]


American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders

(4th ed). Washington, DC: Author.

Beckham, J.C., Roodman, a.A., Barefoot, J.C., Haney, T.L., Helms, M.J., Fairbank, J.A., et

al. (1996). Interpersonal and self-reported hostility among combat veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 9, 335 -- 342.
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Nurses Role in Mental Health

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Making available recovery program treatment besides collaborating with partnership to leverage resources and knowledge is a role that I perform in efforts of helping clients access care. I am also involved in continual community-based quality improvement programs that are designed to support care access and quality.

B. Veteran Centered Care

With respect to centered care, I normally assist with provision of alternatives to inpatient care for mental health linked problems. Additionally, I make CVT available for weekend and evening hours. As a MHICM practitioner, I perform various administrative and clinical functions for clients and my team. Clinical tasks entail stress and crisis management, group therapy, advocacy and treatment planning. I also ensure that patient preferences with respect to appointments and mental health care providers are maintained.

C. Performance Measures

I offer administrative and clinical supervision for my team besides facilitating cohesiveness communication, education programs and systems concerning community-based services. Given…… [Read More]


Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative on the future of nursing.(2011). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. New York: National Academies Press

Daniels, R., & Nicoll, L.(2011). Contemporary medical-surgical nursing, Volume 1. New York: Cengage Learning.

Sullivan-Marx, E.(2010). Nurse practitioners: The evolution and future of advanced practice. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Thonicroft, G. (2011). Oxford textbook of community mental health. London: Oxford University Press.
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Anthropologist working with the VA

Definitions / Interests / Key Problems and Issues

Previous Work Performed by Anthropologists in this Area

The Employment Situation, Current Salaries and Opportunities for Advancement

ibliography of the most important books, chapters and articles

Relevant professional organizations, ethics statements and newsletters

Names / locations of PAs and others working in the content area locally and elsewhere.

Relevant Laws and Regulations

Relevant international / domestic organizations, private and public

Other helpful information you think about on your own

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had a dramatic impact on the way someone sees themselves and the world around them. This is because many veterans have been forced to serve multiple tours and are still dealing with the lasting experiences from them. Two of primary injuries most are suffering from are post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TI). Anthropologists are seeking to understand the…… [Read More]

Bibliography of the most important books, chapters and articles.

2014. Summary. BLS. Electronic document, accessed April 3, 2012

Driscoll Patricia

2010. Hidden Battles on Unseen Fronts. Drexel Hill: Casemate.

Elliot Marta
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VA HR the Purpose of This Report

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The purpose of this report is to accurately describe the systems and procedures at the Veterans Administration (VA). This report will fully analyze the history of legislation and court decisions that have implications to the agency's personnel management. Additionally this report will examine the major components of the agency's human resource system's goals and practices regarding hiring and recruitment practices. Finally the report will list recommendations that can improve the agency's success of recruiting and training a diversified workforce.

Laws Affecting the Agency

It is first important to examine the history of the VA itself before examining the more specific human resources department section of the Veterans Administration. According to the VA's website, the formation of this agency in the federal government has demonstrated the political views of this government towards the soldiers who fight the wars for this country. As a result of this relationship, laws, rules…… [Read More]


The Department of Veterans Affairs Human Resource Strategic Plan 2005-2010. Retrieved from / ofcadmin/docs/HRA_Strategic_Plan.pdf 

US Department of Veterans Affairs. " History of the VA." Viewed 12 May 2013. Retrieved from  
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Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Artists

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These different elements are used to provide balance, scale and proportion through illustrating the natural movements / actions that are taking place. Repetition, variety, rhythm and unity are demonstrated based upon the way the image is represented and how it changes as it moves further away from the subject. ("John Biglin in a Small Skull")

From a historical context, this is showing the traditions the elite are continuing to embrace (such as: rowing). However, there are economic and political changes with this group of society growing from a new class of affluent that is emerging. This is illustrating how there are ideological shifts in the views and beliefs of everyone. From a social perspective, these areas are highlighting the way society is becoming wealthier with more people having the opportunity to participate in these activities. ("John Biglin in a Small Skull")

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"John Biglin in a Small Skull." Met…… [Read More]

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"John Biglin in a Small Skull." Met Museum, 2013. Web 24 Apr. 2013

"Kindred Spirits." Met Museum, 2000. Web. 24 Apr. 2013

"The Veteran in a New Field." Met Museum, 2013. Web. 24 Apr. 2013

"View from Mount Holyoke." Met Museum, 2013. Web. 24 Apr. 2013
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History Recaptured Through Monument and Art

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Visual Arts - Communicate

Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial

A description of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VVM) (which features 58,272 names; the letters spelling out the names are 0.53 inches high and are carved 0.015 inches deep into the walls) should include the fact that it is made up of two gabbro walls (gabbro is an igneous rock, chemically the same as plutonic basalt, which is black) that are each 246 feet 9 inches long. The two walls are built into the ground, there is an earthen embankment behind the walls, and the two walls meet at an apex which is 10.1 feet high at the point where the walls join. At the ends of the walls, the height is just eight inches (

The angle at which the two walls come together is 125° 12' and the walls are built on top of 140 concrete pilings that have been…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Beverly Vietnam Veterans. (2001). Locating a Name (on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial).

Retrieved May 27, 2014, from .

Durbin, S. (2007). Gericault's The Raft of the Medusa. Art & Perception. Retrieved May 27, 2014, from

Lin, M. (2000). Making the Memorial. The New York Review of Books. Retrieved May 27,
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Coping Mediates the Relationship Between

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" (Giovacchini, 1996, pg. 2)

According to Giovachinni research into the psychodynamics of individuals in their experience of current adjustments and symptom formation is "much more interesting and fulfilling than monitoring surface behavior. processes are innately fascinating and their study creates dimensions and viewpoints that expand our appreciation of the versatility of the psyche as our in-depth understanding is increased, in itself, an aesthetic experience." (Giovacchini, 1996, pg. 2) Unconscious motivation is the "essence of the intrapsychic focus..." which serves to transform patients into "interesting human beings rather than the passive recipients of pharmacological ministrations. How the treatment procedures fits into the therapeutic relationship is taken into account, enabling patients to pursue autonomy and mastery of their emotions." (Giovacchini, 1996, pg. 2)

The work of Halil entitled: "Personality and Coping: A Multidimensional Research on Situation and Dispositional Coping" (2004) states that coping is defined "as a constantly changing cognitive and…… [Read More]


Intrapsychic (2008) Definition - Biology Online available at 

Intrapsychic (2008) Definition - the Free Library. Online available at 

Giovachinni, Peter L. (1996) Intrapsychic Focus Can Have Lasting Benefits for Patients. 1996, December 1, Psychiatric Times, Vol. 13, No. 12. Online available at

Halil, EKSI (2004) Personality and Coping: A Multidimensional Research on Situational and Dispositional Coping. 2004 Egitim Danishmanligi ve Arastirmalari Iletisim Hizmetleri Tic. Ltd. Sti. (EDAM)
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Two Essays About Healthcare Law and Insurance

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Laws invariably impact scope of care and scope of practice. Many scope of care-related laws are designed to protect the interest of patients and/or consumers. Similar to jurisdiction debates in law enforcement, scope of care issues in healthcare highlight the ways each professional dimension or area of specialization is bounded by "turf battles," even when those battles may adversely impact quality of care (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 2009). Complicating the matter are recent developments in healthcare law, which constrain unethical practices but which might also inadvertently impinge upon legitimate healthcare work. Scope of practice changes should ideally reflect evidence-based practice.

Often the primary beneficiary of scope of care laws are institutions, which avoid needless lawsuits. Primary care services that change as the result of scope of practice legal changes may have positive economic impacts on healthcare institutions. On the other hand, laws that unnecessarily prevent quality of…… [Read More]


National Council of State Boards of Nursing (2009). Changes in healthcare professions' scope of practice. Retrieved online:

Panagala, S.V. & Jansen, D.J. (2014). TRICARE and VA health care. CRS Report for Congress. Feb 11, 2014.
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Break Out of War in Afghanistan and

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break out of war in Afghanistan and Iraq propelled alarming forecasts about its most likely psychiatric effects. he chief of recuperation or readjustment therapy services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) asserted that as high as 30% of soldiers deployed to Iraq may establish posttraumatic tension ailment (PSD) (Dentzer, 2003), a disorder that can arise following experience of gruesome, dangerous occasions, such as battle, natural catastrophes, and rape. PSD patients do not simply remember their injury; they reexperience it as vibrant sensory recollections (flashbacks), horror stories, and invasive ideas. hey feel reduced or small and mentally detached from the family, friends and loved ones, yet likewise stressful, cranky, and hyper-vigilant as if risk were permanently present.

Psychiatry ratified the PSD medical diagnosis in 1980, mainly in feedback to the belated awareness of its signs in Vietnam veterans whose troubles had actually long been improperly comprehended and dealt with. Undoubtedly,…… [Read More]

Trochim, W. (2006). The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 3rd ed. Cincinnati, OH: Atomic Dog Publishing.

Vogt, Dawne S.; Samper, Rita E.; King, Daniel W.; King, Lynda A.; Martin, James A. (2008). Deployment stressors and posttraumatic stress symptomatology: Comparing active duty and National Guard/Reserve personnel from Gulf War I. Journal of Traumatic Stress. Vol. 21 Issue 1, p66-74. 9p.

Yin, R.K. (2008) Case study research: design and methods. 4th ed. London: Sage Publication Inc.
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PTSD Comparative Study of Post

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Furthermore, the severity of the initial condition cannot be determined in relation to long-term affects.

VA clinics are the best source of information pertaining to older veterans and PTSD. It is not known where all veterans of previous wars are at the current time, but VA does have scattered statistics on older veterans. According to VA WWII veterans received a hero's welcome home, as opposed to Vietnam Veterans who were the targets of an angry public (National Center for PTSD, 2007b). The welcome that they received had a tremendous affect on the ability to cope and recover from the traumas associated with war. According to VA, the affects of PTSD on older veterans is often more subtle than in Vietnam Veterans or those from more recent conflicts. For instance, the older veteran may experience irrational fears, which can later be traced to trigger memories related to the war. Therefore, there…… [Read More]


Calhoun, P.S., Beckham, J.C., & Bosworth, H.B. (2002). Caregiver burden and psychological distress in partners of veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15, 205-212.

Henkel V, Mergl R, Kohnen R, Maier W, Moller HJ, Hegerl U. (2003). Identifying depression in primary care: a comparison of different methods in a prospective cohort study. BMJ 326:200-201.

Hoge, C., Castro, C., Messer, S., McGurk, D., Cotting, D., and Koffman, R. (2004). Combat Duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mental Health Problems and Barriers to Care. 351:13-22. Retrieved June 30, 2008 at

Kang HK, Natelson BH, Mahan CM, Lee KY, Murphy FM. (2003) Post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness among Gulf War veterans: a population-based survey of 30,000 veterans. Am J. Epidemiol 157:141-148.
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Discrimination and Affirmative Action Should

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In order to assure that workforce advancement for existing disabled veterans is according to federal guidelines, the Bonneville "action program plan" offers classes and training in "resume writing" and "how to prepare for an interview." Each employee, including disabled veterans, are encouraged to complete an individual development plan with their manager, and are also encouraged to utilize career counselors with their departments.

All these things are mentioned because it is apparent that the federal government has gone to great lengths to open the door for disabled veterans. That doesn't mean, again, that any job opening with a federal agency or a contractor who has been hired by the federal government will automatically go to a disabled veteran. Not at all.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has its own version of an "Affirmative Action Program Plan for Disabled Veterans" (;this is very similar to the Bonneville plan, only it appears that…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bergmann, Barbara. (1996). In Defense of Affirmative Action. New York: Basic Books, 42-47.

Bonneville Power Administration. (2004). Disabled Veteran's Affirmative Action Program

Plan. Retrieved 12 Dec. 2006 at

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2001). Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Plan. Retrieved 12 Dec. 2006 at
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Leading Change and Leading People

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Leading Change and Leading People

For more than 20 years, I have been a leader in both the government and in the private business environment. This encompasses both work in the United States Army as a noncommissioned officer, and work in the civilian world within the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Leading change requires a great deal of initiative and more than just having a vision for the future. This is an important lesson that I have learned through the experiences in my life and the work that I have done for myself and others throughout my career.

I have been fortunate enough to have been mentored by some very outstanding individuals during my career, and have been promoted 10 times to attain my current grade of GS-15, which indicates that I am able to lead both people and change, get support for programs, influence resources,…… [Read More]

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Connection Between Combat Exposure and Drug and Alcohol Abuse

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Combat and Substance Abuse

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as a consequence of combat experience, is believed to be a significant risk factor for substance abuse. This theory has been undermined to some extent by recent findings which suggest mental illness, apart from PTSD, may be a stronger predictor. Although combat-related PTSD may significantly contribute to the prevalence of substance abuse among veterans, the dominant substance abuse risks are the same for both civilians and combat veterans. This conclusion suggests than combat may represent a minor risk factor for substance abuse.

The Association between Combat and Substance Abuse

Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are faced with many of the same problems that previous combat veterans have had to face, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). While most veterans suffering from these conditions will successfully cope with the challenges they face through treatment and social…… [Read More]


Adamou, Marios C. And Hale, Anthony S. (2003). PTSD and the law of psychiatric injury and England and Wales: Finally coming closer? Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry Law, 31, 327-332.

Bagalman, Erin. (2011). Suicide, PTSD, and substance use among OEF/OIF veterans using VA Health Care: Facts and figures. Congressional Research Service. Retrieved 10 Jan. 2013 from

National Center for PTSD. (2011). PTSD and substance abuse in veterans. Retrieved 10 Jan. 2013 from public/pages/ptsd_substance_abuse_veterans.asp.

Nooner, Kate B., Linares, L. Oriana., Batinjane, Jessica, Kramer, Rachel A., Silva, Raul., and Cloitre, Marylene. (2012). Factors related to posttraumatic stress disorder in adolescence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 13(3), 153-166.
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Quantitative

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Similarly, researchers should be aware of the consequences of halo, prejudice to the leniency or seriousness of fundamental trend and position or propinquity of deviation from the pace that can artificially increase reliability of measure devoid of improving reaction correctness or validity. (Williams, and Poijula, 2002).

Limitations/Strength and Weaknesses

The following conditions might have affected the results of the present study:

1. The sample will not be random,

2. all demographic information will be self reported and not verified,

3. all the subjects for the study came from 3 local Kansas mental health facilities located in South Central Kansas,

4. all data for the BDI-II is self reported,

5. data is for individuals with specific DSM-IV diagnosis,

6. data is for individuals who are currently seeking treatment for the specified DSM-IV disorders (Schiraldi, 2000)

major strength is that respondents will be selected from ? number of different places for better…… [Read More]


Schiraldi, Glenn. (2000) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook. McGraw-Hill; 1 edition p. 446

Williams, Mary Beth and Poijula, Soili (2002) the PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms. New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition. p. 237

Foa, Edna B. Keane, Terence and Friedman, M. Matthew J. (2000) Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The Guilford Press; 1 edition. p. 388

Wilson, John P. And Keane, Terence M. (1996) Assessing Psychological Trauma and PTSD. The Guilford Press; 1st edition. p. 577
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Human Resource Strategy Recommendations of Company Chosen

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Human esource Development Initiatives for the Department of Veterans Affairs

As the nation's largest healthcare provider and second-largest federal agency, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for administering a multi-billion dollar budget in support of the nation's heroic veterans. The VA fulfills its mandate to care for veterans and their families through a nationwide network of medical centers, outpatient facilities, Vet Centers and domiciliaries that provide the entire spectrum of medical, surgical and rehabilitation healthcare services. Given the importance of its mandate and scope of its budget, the VA is well situated to take advantage of a wide range of human resource initiatives that can save money, improve organizational performance and the quality of healthcare provided to the country's veteran population. This study defines five such human resources initiatives and describes how they can be applied to achieve these goals. A summary of the recommendations and their potential…… [Read More]


Anderson, C.H. (1984). Job design: Employee satisfaction and performance in retail stores.

Journal of Small Business Management, 22, 9.

Benevides, A.D. & David, A.A. (2010). Local government wellness programs: A viable option to decrease healthcare costs and improve productivity. Public Personnel Management,

39(4), 291-293..
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Building Coalitions

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Building Coalitions

Early on in my career I recognized that building coalitions was a highly regarded quality within the federal government, and it became my goal to be respected by both civilian and military leaders. Throughout the course of my career, I have been able to build strong relationships with many outstanding colleagues and have been involved with successful actions at high levels of government which have allowed me ample opportunities to build strong networks and support systems. There are four important examples of coalition building that I would like to discuss here.

The first example was my colleague's recommendation that I be chosen to represent women in the military on a commemorative stamp issued for that purpose. I was surprised and delighted that I had built a strong enough relationship with this colleague to be recommended for this honor. Even though there were hundreds of applicants interviewed, I was…… [Read More]

Another important example of building coalitions comes from my work at the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. There are many high-level interconnected government relationships that I must deal with daily, and have been working in this job since 1998 at the cabinet level. I hold the title of Senior Civilian Protocol Officer and must communicate both policy and guidance to VA employees throughout the world. In addition to working with these individuals, I also work with Congressional committee staff, White House staff, and those in other governmental organizations, which allows me to learn about and communicate with many different kinds of people on many different levels.

The fourth and final example of building coalitions comes from 2000, when I led a team of 50 individuals to establish and create the USO Exhibit located in the Pentagon. Now in it's fifth year, the exhibit is viewed by over 100,000 tourists per year, and cost $50,000 to create. During the creation of the exhibit, I coordinated staff policy, maintained focus, and met goals and objectives for the Secretary of Defense. For our performance, my team and I received honor awards; I also received the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Service Award.

The performance that I have continued to give to each organization that I have been involved with throughout my career has helped me to win support for many of my ideas and has created important relationships with many colleagues. Leadership roles are valuable to me, and I ensure that customer complaints are handled properly and new procedures are implemented, as well as ensuring that there is a consensus developed among all of those that are participating in a particular project so that it can run smoothly and be completed on time. By building coalitions I have the opportunity to share my experience and to help others with their skills.
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Leading Change Protocol and GTU

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Leading Change Continual Learning, Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, esilience, Service Motivation, Strategic Thinking, And Vision

The purpose of this report is to discuss the process of leading change as a core qualification and how it encompasses an ability to develop and implement an organizational vision that integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Even though the need for change is a concept that is recognized and acknowledged, instituting change and change policies is still a very difficult process and guaranteeing that a required change actually takes hold of the long-term is even more difficult a process to manage. In the 1995 book by John P. Kotter, professor of leadership at Harvard Business School showed that businesses often have many common errors when managing organizational change. For example, the Harvard report found organizations allowing far too much complacency, fail to create sufficient guiding coalitions, they…… [Read More]

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Leading Change

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Leading Change

he Department of Veterans Affairs did not have an effort that was focused on protocol services despite the fact that they were a cabinet level organization. Because of this, the organization needed an effort that directly advised, assisted, and supported developmental activities for the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and the Chief of Staff on not only official matters of national and international protocol, but also in planning, hosting, and officiating related events and activities for members of Congress, senior Veteran Service Organizations, diplomats, and visiting heads of state. During the first year of the 2001-2004 administration the lack of protocol was a definite challenge for the Department as it received visits from senior U.S. And foreign dignitaries to include the U.S. Vice President, and the Minister of Veterans Affairs for the Republic of Korea.

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The Office of Protocol is on the cutting edge when it comes to activities throughout the department and I created a vision "to provide premier protocol throughout the department," and a mission "to provide world class protocol via special events, read aheads, gift programs, foreign visits, and meeting management." Goals were set high and performance measurements were positioned so that the office would be the focal point for moving toward excellence throughout the entire organization. I recognized that there were individual strengths in all of the key players and that these must be maximized in order to create a synergy for both personal and office accomplishments. By performance coaching and counseling, concrete learning experiences, and involving individuals and the ideas that they have in the decision-making process that I used, I helped to strengthen the skills of my staff and subordinates. I am often asked to take on tasks that are seen as impossible and I am constantly called on by others for work that needs to be done. My office is also recognized for its agility and its character and has been singled out by many of the senior leaders.

Another example of leading change that I have been involved in came in August of 2004 when I was selected to participate in the organization's senior executive service candidate development program. To maintain the performance of my job and meet the criteria for the program I currently attend Saturday courses at Georgetown University Center for Professional Development. This particular program is designed to prepare executives and managers to motivate and lead individuals and to be results driven. They also learn how to achieve favorable outcomes through partnerships, teamwork, and building coalitions. In February of 2005, I began a course entitled leadership as vision and strategy. This course is very innovative and through it I learned the skills to develop and execute the vision and mission of my organization as well as to align the organizational objectives that I have with my own personal goals.

I also learned how to improve my skills and maintain my forward approach as a visionary leader that moves beyond thinking out-of-the-box to defining what the box is. While I was participating in this course in February of 2005 I also worked on the swearing-in ceremony in honor of the fifth Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Upon an analysis of this individual's life I recommended the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as being the venue to conduct his ceremony. This program that I am in currently will be completed on June 17th of 2005 and I will receive at that time to Georgetown University Center for Professional Development Senior Executive Leadership Certificate. Not only has this course taught me a great deal but it will help me in my future endeavors in my career.
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PTSD has been found in this study to be a problem for returning wartime veterans in the armed forces and this problem has presented challenges for practitioners. PTSD is differentiated from other clinical problems such as depression and presents with various symptoms following having been exposed to trauma. PTSD is an ongoing problem for veterans and treatment options examined in this study include the cognitive behavioral approach to treatment. Cognitive conditions in regards to mental health of veterans is noted in this study to be a problem and to be an increasing challenge in treatment since it is elevated among women veterans due to prolonged exposure to stressors. Supportive intervention has been examined as one possible behavioral therapy in this study and noted to be particularly effective in treating female veterans and active duty personnel.

Cognitive restructuring methods have been examined for use in treating PTSD in…… [Read More]


PTSD Treatment Options (2011) Defense Centers of Excellence. Retrieved from:

Treatment of PTSD (2011) United States Department of Veterans Affairs. National Center for PTSD. Retrieved from: public/pages/treatment-ptsd.asp
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Privacy Violations and Malpractice at the Okc VA Medical Center

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Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the nation's largest healthcare system through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), including 152 medical centers (VAMCs), 800 community-based outpatient clinics and numerous state-based domiciliaries and nursing home care units (About VA, 2016). As the second-largest cabinet agency in the federal government, the VA's budget exceeds the State Department, USAID, and the whole of the intelligence community combined) with more than $60 billion budgeted for VHA healthcare (Carter, 2016). One of the VHA's largest medical centers that provides tertiary healthcare services to eligible veteran patients is the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center (OKC VAMC) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Like several other VAMCs, the OKC VAMC has recently been implicated in a system-wide scandal concerning inordinately lengthy patient waiting times and misdiagnoses which may have contributed to the deaths of some veteran patients and jeopardized…… [Read More]


About the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. (2016). Oklahoma City VA Medical Center. Retrieved from

About VA. (2016). Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved from  / about_va/vahistory.asp.

Breen, K. J. & Plueckhahn, V. D. (2002). Ethics, law, and medical practice. St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Carter, P. (2016). How to fix the VA. Slate. Retrieved from / the_works/2016/03/25/slate_s_infinite_scroll_implementation_explained.html.
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Policy Brief Regarded VA Health Care

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H..1247 -- Improving Veterans Access to Quality Care Act of 2015

The Improving Veterans Access to Care Act (H..1247) sponsored by epresentatives Sam Graves (-MO) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) (hereinafter alternatively "the Act"), is intended to reduce existing delays in healthcare delivery being experienced by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) (Smith, 2015). The provisions of the Act would extend full practice authority to certain advanced practice registered nurses (APNs), including nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, and certified registered nurse anesthetists in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facilities regardless of the state in which they are located. To date, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), the Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA), more than 50 nursing organizations, as well as veterans service organizations, the Military Officers Association of America, the Air Force Sergeants Association, the American Association of etired Persons (AAP) together with more than…… [Read More]


APRN roles recognized. (2016). National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Retrieved from

ANA urges support for bill to increase veterans' access to APRNs' services. (2015, March/April). American Nurse, 47(2), 16.

From the trenches. (2015, July 25). Medical Economics, 92(14), 11-13.

GovTrack H.R. 1247. (2016). Govtrack. Retrieved from bills/114/hr1247.
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Flashback Episodes Experienced by Vietnam

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It will also attempt to identify average time lengths between episodes. This study will be important not only to the treatment of Vietnam Veteran PTSD but to the treatment of all PTSD sufferers who have flashbacks.


Coming home from war: a literature review: in the last of three articles, Deidre Wild examines the stressors faced by health professionals returning from the Gulf. (clinical).

From: Emergency Nurse | Date: May 1, 2003 | Author: Wild, Deidre | More results for: viet nam ptsd

Dissociative Flashbacks After ight Frontal Injury in a Vietnam Veteran With Combat-elated Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Marcelo L. Berthier, M.D., Angel Posada, M.D. And Carmen Puentes, M.D.

eceived March 3, 2000; June 27, 2000; accepted July 7, 2000. From the Department of Medicine and Dermatology, University of Malaga, Spain, and the Service of Nuclear Medicine. Department of adiology, Carlos Haya University Hospital, Malaga, Spain. Address correspondence to…… [Read More]


Coming home from war: a literature review: in the last of three articles, Deidre Wild examines the stressors faced by health professionals returning from the Gulf. (clinical).

From: Emergency Nurse | Date: May 1, 2003 | Author: Wild, Deidre | More results for: viet nam ptsd

Dissociative Flashbacks After Right Frontal Injury in a Vietnam Veteran With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Marcelo L. Berthier, M.D., Angel Posada, M.D. And Carmen Puentes, M.D.
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How the VA in Using Value Based Purchasing to Improve Health Care

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components of value-based purchasing (VBP) that are most pertinent to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) based on its vital mission to provide high-quality health care services to the nation's veterans while identifying opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in ways that promote improved clinical outcomes in measurable ways. The study also describes the three departments of a VA medical center that will be most important in implementing VBP, purchasing services, nursing services, and ambulatory care services and provide appropriate goals for this purpose. Because the three selected departments are at different stages of their VBP implementations, the preparation needed to achieve their VBP-related goals will vary, but staff will need to be educated and trained concerning the basics of VBP and how they apply to their unique departmental situations and all three departments must develop appropriate performance measures that can be used to determine the cost-effectiveness of…… [Read More]


Ambulatory care. (2016). FierceHealthcare. Retrieved from http://www.fiercehealth

Burgess, J. F. (2011, August). Value-based purchasing in VA. VA Forum, 17.

Chernof, B. (2016, January 1). Value-based purchasing creates opportunities for effective partnerships. Aging Today, 37(1), 1-4.

Hoar, W. P. (2014, June 23). The VA proves adept at doctoring-of data. The New American, 30(12), 41-44.
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Results Driven Principle and Task Force

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Driven (Principi & Task Force)

pplication Essay: Results Driven

In the Department of Veterans ffairs where I work, getting results is highly valued. There are various examples that could be used to point out how important results are in this organization and how I go about ensuring that I get results when I am asked to do something. There are two examples that are important to discuss here. The first of these is the Farewell Ceremony that I took part in. In late 2004, I was directly asked by those high-up in my organization to plan and execute a Farewell Ceremony for the Honorable nthony J. Principi, the 4th Secretary of Veterans ffairs. This particular event took place at the Veterans conference center at the V headquarters located in Washington D.C. Many members of the President's Cabinet were leaving the administration at this time. The ceremony had a strong impact…… [Read More]

A second example of this results driven issue was my participation in the Secretary's task force for the employment and advancement of women in 2002. This was designed to develop a comprehensive plan that would help to correct some of the imbalances that were seen between men and women in their employment opportunities and the advancements that they were able to make. In December 2002 the task force met in Washington D.C. In order to begin work and identified that there were several major categories that the comprehensive plan would need in order to address the current situation. These included data collection and analysis, business case, and an implementation plan that was related to the Department's strategic plan. A great deal of data and feedback was collected and analyzed by the task force from many different sources regarding the task force efforts.

The task force met again in January 2003 to help develop a draft report and refine the efforts for data collection in order to ensure not only accuracy and validity but relevance to the VA as well. Focus groups were conducted in March 2003 in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., and Little Rock. These cities were selected to ensure representation of both men and women from as many departmental organizational elements as was possible. These focus groups helped to validate the concerns that were raised during the first meeting that took place in 2002 with the Secretary and helped to assist the task force further in developing strategies that would succeed.

Personally, I led the subcommittee on researching best practices for the report that was ultimately created by the task force. I led focus groups, researched relevant information, and developed the best practices section that went in the final report. At that time, the committee had been in existence for one year. The report was accepted as a blueprint throughout the Department and this indicated that the task force report provided meaningful and effective strategies for success that were not only feasible but were cost-effective and cross-functional to other minority groups as well. The report also helped to link this information to the VA's organizational goals and objectives. By implementing these strategies, measurable improvements and results will be seen which will help individuals assess their behaviors and identify different and better approaches that they might take in the future.
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Balanced Scorecard and the Financial Perspective

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organization: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

What this organization does -- its mission, vision and overall strategy:

The mission of the VA is taken from Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address which is to "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, his widow and his orphans."

Vision: The VA states that, "The President's vision for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to transform VA into a 21st Century organization that is Veteran-centric, results-driven, and forward-looking" (Annual budget submission, 2013, para. 2).

Overall Strategy: The VA Secretary, Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, states that the VA "will not compromise the safety, security, or well-being of Veterans or our employees, but we must scrutinize every event, initiative, program, and proposal to assure that each is absolutely essential and will produce positive, measurable, returns to the accomplishment of our mission" (2013). The VA's current priorities are to:

Expand access for veterans.

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Annual budget submission. (2013). Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved from http://

Outpatient prescription drug coverage comparison. (2013). Retrieved from

Shinseki, E.K. (2013). Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved from / opa / bios/secretary.asp.
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Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorders With Serzone

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Treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorders



Many adults suffer from the mental illness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, otherwise known as PTSD. PTSD is an extreme anxiety mental disorder that causes excessive concern, or worry over common problems, or problems that might happen, such as automobile not starting in the morning to get to work, although it has been running smoothly, the house catching on fire during the middle of the night with no apparent reason. Various treatments for PTSD have been experimented with, producing just as many different results, although a cure has not yet been discovered. In this essay, we will be discussing PTSD, how the drug Serzone has been used in treating this illness, and other possible cures for PTSD.

PTSD is a serious mental disorder, and the seriousness of this disease should not be underestimated, however, it is not to be confused…… [Read More]



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Homeless There Is Conflicting Information

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Otherwise, they would not have been taken into the military (they were volunteers), supporting the theory that the military had an impact upon their being homeless (ibid., 377).

Among all of these populations, IQ dropped and mental illnesses such as schizophrenia increased as the study predicted. There is not enough information though to determine whether or not the populations of the homeless were predisposed (just that there was higher population of them) toward an IQ drop or mental illness or whether other events were responsible and the authors called for more research. However, one should expect that if one discharges a homeless person (veteran or not) that has a cognitive problem, then we should not be surprised when they join the homeless population.

(ibid., 377-378).

The candor and reservation about the results would indicate to this author the accuracy of the study's results. In terms of veterans' affairs, this then…… [Read More]


Resnick, R.G., & Rosenheck, R.A. (2008). Posttraumatic stress disorder and employment in veterans participating in veterans health administration compensated work therapy. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 45(3), 427 -- 436.

Spence, S., Stevens, R., & Parks, R. (2004). Cognitive dysfunction in homeless adults: a systematic review. Journal of the royal society of medicine, 97, 375-379.
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Business Acumen There Are Many Different Things

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Business Acumen

here are many different things that I have done in my career that relate to business acumen. One of these came fairly recently, in July of 2004, when I was asked to plan and execute a dedication ceremony that involved the opening of a Veterans Conference Room in Washington, DC. he auditorium at the VA Headquarters was renovated for this purpose. I was given three months to pull this together and create a program and ceremony that was worthy of this event. In addition to planning this ceremony, the day-to-day activities of myself and my staff had to go on, and there were other notable events that were going on at the same time, such as awards ceremonies, the observance of Veteran's Day, and VA holiday activities. hese were all coordinated and planned during the same time that I was working to create the ceremony for the conference…… [Read More]

The goal for the ceremony was to be able to accommodate 300 guests. Invitations through various forms were sent out to 2000 total guests who were all stakeholders of the event and the guest of honor. Five areas of the guest of honor's life were also focused on by the video team, including his work in the business community, his military service, his White House service, his work with the Montgomery GI Bill, and the impact that he had on making the VA a cabinet level agency.

In order to foster good relations with the guest of honor, I personally flew to Jackson, Mississippi and met with him and his associates. The project was discussed at that time and the goals and possible needs were also addressed so that everyone involved with the project was prepared for what was going to happen and was ready for any issues that might come up. The meeting was very successful, and also fostered a relationship with Mississippi State University (MSU) which allowed them to provide me with some virtually priceless documents that were displayed by the department at the ceremony and which will also remain in display cases in the conference room forever.

I held team meetings three times per week, conducted visits to the site, and had walk-throughs with my team, as well as the Chief of Staff and others that were involved in the ceremony. The event was planned and executed successfully, and their were over 350 guests that attended the ceremony. This was a significant event for the guest of honor, for myself, and for all that were involved in the planning and the ceremony itself. The guest of honor was extremely pleased with the event, and favorable comments are still being received by my staff and myself. Because I was able to raise the bar and gain strong support for this event, the impact of these efforts ensured that the VA and a grateful nation paid respect for the seemingly tireless efforts of a soldier, citizen, patriot, congressman, and public servant.
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Leading People

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Leading People

Being able to lead people is extremely important. I have been a leader in both the government and the private business environment for more than 20 years. Leadership experience that I have currently encompasses service to my nation as a non-commissioned officer in the United States rmy and as a senior civilian manager within the Department of Veterans ffairs of the Department of Defense. During the time that I have worked in these environments I have learned that leading a change initiative requires much more than simply envisioning the future. It requires staying on top of budgets, people, materials, vendors, and others, while at the same time ensuring that the necessary activities of the business on a day-to-day basis continue. In today's fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment, change is the norm. Before an organization can completely finish their adjustment to one change the same organization often gets hit…… [Read More]

Another example of leading people occurred in July 2004 in which I had four challenges which overlapped and greatly impacted the performance of my organization. There was a 30% turnover in staff during this time with employees moving to North Carolina and Florida. Because of this, the challenge of recruiting for a season that is historically busy was a very high priority. Secondly, there was a transition of the organization's leadership during that period of time which required a shift in operations education for the staff. The third challenge was the planning and execution of many of the high-profile events that took place during that time and which I had to work on and be involved in on a daily basis. The fourth challenge involved my selection to participate in a senior executive service candidate development program. This required me to attend courses for core qualifications as well as maintaining my job performance on a daily basis.

Within a six-month time frame from August of 2004 to February of 2005 I recruited for the positions that were open, interviewed 11 candidates, hired new employees, provided on-the-job training, built a cohesive team of professionals, and planned and executed several high-profile events. One of the main benefits of the online college program I was required to take for the senior executive service candidate development program was that it made me much more aware of various ways to maximize the positives and work around or even actually change the negatives, as well as how to avoid overuse of the positives.

Because I view myself as a leader I am also committed to lifelong learning. It is widely known that one of the main differences between leaders that are very effective and those that are not as effective is the effective leaders' ability to recognize how the individual behavior of that leader impacts the workplace. Leader behavior is very important to the social and total mix of corporate culture. Work situations are constantly changing and the leaders' behavior must also change if it is going to be effective. At the end of the online college program I completed I was able to discuss with my coach and mentor the results of the assessment inventories that I took and we were then able to work together to create a personal action plan for my individual professional development as well as strategies to motivate and lead my staff through the challenges that were going to be encountered over the following 90 days. The program helped me to integrate many of the new insights and information that I gained during the online program and therefore benefited not only myself but my staff as well.
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Organizational Behavior Since Long the Necessity for

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Organizational Behavior

Since long the necessity for quality health care for veterans is considered to be a critical issue with widespread implications in respect of health care system of the nation. Irrespective of the incessant pressure on converting the Veteran Administration into a business model it has been alleged vehemently on the ground that the approach is not conducive to the satisfaction of most veterans, the legislators and even the providers of the health care. The problem of extending acceptable quality health care for the veterans of the nation is to be resolved by constituting public consensus on the issue. Irrespective of its increasing challenges it is believed that the provision of quality health care for the veterans of the nation is considered to be an appropriate objective for this country to maintain. Acknowledging the sacrifices of the veterans, the death of millions of Americans in service, 1.5 million returning…… [Read More]


Alqarni, Abdul Rahman. "The Managerial Decision Styles" A dissertation submitted to the School of Information Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. School of Information Studies: The Florida State University. Accessed on 25 February, 2005

'Leadership Challenges in Non-Governmental Organisations" (2004) Organisational

Behavior Project.

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Results Driven

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Working for the Department of Veteran's Affairs means that I need to be able to get results. They are very important, and in 2002 I was asked to participate in a task force for the advancement and the employment of women. I led the subcommittee on researching best practices for the report. In doing this, I led focus groups, researched a great deal of relevant information, and created the best practices section for the final report. The VA was very pleased, and the report was accepted as a blueprint throughout the department. This occurred when the committee had been in existence for one year. Each member of the committee received an award for this, and my award was the Secretary of Veteran's Affairs Commendation for the effort that I displayed during this project.

In two different cabinet-level organizations, I have been involved with protocol and success on many levels.…… [Read More]

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Leading People Protocol and Uop

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Leading People, Leveraging Diversity, Integrity/Honesty and Team Building

I have been a leader in various aspects of both governmental and private sector business environments for over two decades. If there is one thing that I feel I truly understand, it is the fact that leadership is a core qualification that entails having an ability to design and also implement viable strategies in the face of adversity that maximizes the potential of each and every individual within an organization. Leadership also is a powerful tool that, if used properly, can foster a system of ethical behavior and also to help all aspects of an organization to reach their vision, mission, and/or goals. A dictionary may term the definition of leadership simply as guidance or direction, but that takes away from a true capacity to lead. Leadership requires a plethora of skills and foundations of knowledge and a desire to utilize these…… [Read More]