Veterans’ Mental Health Issues: Etiology, Treatment, and Nursing Care

Watch the two short YouTube videos about veterans’ challenges after deployment: •TEDx [TEDx Talks]. (2013, October 31). Your time in Iraq makes you a threat to society: Andrew Chambers at TEDxMarionCorrectionalSalon 2013 [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6AYmzunPIQ •TEDx [TEDx Talks]. (2014, February 3). The moral obligation to know our veterans: Mike Haynie at TEDxUniversityofNevada [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSWhlUiGangRead the articles below: -Burnam, A., Meredith, L. Tanielian, T, & Jaycox, L. (2009). Mental health care for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Health Affairs,28(3), 771-782. -Wands, L. (2013). No one gets through it OK: The health challenge in coming home from war. Advances in Nursing Science, 36(3), 186-199.
After you have watched the videos and completed the readings, respond to the following:

How have the videos impacted you emotionally and cognitively? -Identify at least one theme related to veterans’ health needs that is common to the two videos.
Comment on the nursing themes identified in the Wands article. -Explain how the nurse and the unique role of the nurse present opportunities to intervene in veterans’ health care needs related to the common themes identified.

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