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What You Should Know About Veteran Physical Health

An awareness of a veteran’s military experiences and health risks will increase your understanding of co-morbidities, provide guidance for treatment plans, and help you explore appropriate referrals and resources.

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Why Learning About Military and Veteran Culture Will Help You:

  • After reading this chapter you will understand the importance of screening for veteran status in order to frame your veteran clients’ health risks in the context of their military experiences.
  • An awareness of a veteran’s military experiences and service-connected health risks will increase your understanding of co-morbidities, provide guidance for treatment plans, and allow you to explore appropriate referrals and resources.
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