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Improving Healthcare Access for Veterans

Key findings of this research are 1) Most NHS services do not proactively identify veterans accessing their services. 2) Where services do identify and record veterans, there is no consistent way of sharing this information with other services. This means…

Examining Changes in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Substance Use Among a Sample of Canadian Veterans Working with Service Dogs: An Exploratory Patient- Oriented Longitudinal Study

Comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use (SU) is a growing health concern among Canadian veterans. Veterans are increasingly seeking symptom relief for PTSD and comorbid SU by engaging service dogs (SDs). Despite promising results, the efficacy of SDs…

Palliative and end-of-life care for military veterans: the forgotten few?

Military veterans are likely to have encountered death, pain, and suffering, and to have prepared for them like few other groups in society. This is also a group trained to follow highly ceremonial rituals around death, burials, and commemoration. Yet…

Examining Veterans’ Interactions with the UK Social Security System through a Trauma-Informed Lens

Drawing upon new data from qualitative longitudinal research with veterans in four geographical locations across England, UK, it explores their experiences within the social security system, highlighting specific issues relating to their interactions with the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) but…

The evolution of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the UK Armed Forces: Traumatic exposures in Iraq & Afghanistan and responses of distress (TRIAD study)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following exposure to a traumatic event and is characterised by i) re-experiencing symptoms, including intrusive thoughts, ‘flashbacks’ and recurring nightmares; ii) the avoidance of thoughts or reminders of the…

Understanding the Link Between Traumatic Brain Injury Accompanied by Loss of Consciousness and Well-Being: A Sample of UK Military Veterans

Objective: To investigate the association between reported traumatic brain injury plus loss of consciousness (TBI + LOC) and a range of demographic, military, and physical and mental health factors among a sample of UK veterans seeking support for mental health…

Living with mesothelioma: A qualitative study of the experiences of male military veterans in the UK

Purpose: The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. Evidence in the United States suggests that mesothelioma may disproportionately affect military veterans. However, there has been no investigation of the experience of UK veterans living with mesothelioma.…

Unique Needs and Challenges of Women Veteran Students with Disabilities: Conceptualizing Identity in Higher Education

This paper focuses on interviews conducted with women veterans with disabilities in Virginia and how they feel their needs would best be met as they transition to civilian college life. The interview questions were designed to capture the basic experiences…

TimeBank Shoulder to Shoulder Online Mentoring Pilot: Final Evaluation Report

The Shoulder to Shoulder Online pilot matched vulnerable veterans with a volunteer mentor. Once paired, mentors and mentees met regularly on the Odro video conferencing platform to talk, develop and implement a plan to achieve lasting change. This included encouraging…