Care of women veterans

Ximena Levander, Maryann K. Overland

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Abstract

As more women have joined the US military, there has been a shift in the overall veteran population. Those who served in the US military, especially women, have undergone experiences that will impact their overall health and wellbeing. It is therefore critical for providers to better understand US military culture and be prepared on how to ask patients about their military experience. Health care providers need to be aware of the unique medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial needs of women veterans in order to best serve this patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-662
Number of pages12
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume99
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Functional gastrointestinal disorders
  • Military cultural competency
  • Military sexual trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Veteran homelessness
  • Women veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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