Psychosocial and Healthcare Experiences of OEF/ OIF Veterans Before Suicide: Qualitative Analysis of VA Medical Records

Lauren M. Denneson, Holly B. Williams, Laura E. Jacobson, Dan Nguyen, Steven K. Dobscha

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

To identify priority areas for future research, this study describes the psychosocial and healthcare experiences of 38 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans before suicide. This analysis included veterans from 11 states who died by suicide and received Veterans Affairs healthcare in the 6 months before death. Findings revealed instances of under-or untreated mental health conditions, care coordination difficulties, and polypharmacy, and indicated the importance of examining military-related trauma and aggression, basic needs satisfaction, and treatment engagement in this veteran cohort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalMilitary Behavioral Health
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Keywords

  • health services
  • health services research
  • qualitative research
  • suicide
  • Veterans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Psychosocial and Healthcare Experiences of OEF/ OIF Veterans Before Suicide: Qualitative Analysis of VA Medical Records'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this