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Care of American Veterans and Their Families

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Author: Sara Wilson, BA


Contact hours: 4
Expiration date: August 1, 2024
Course price: $19

Course Summary

This course addresses the healthcare challenges of today’s returning Veterans and describes the resources available to them. It explains the importance of screening for military service by health professionals when seeing a patient for the first time. Following a discussion of the health conditions seen in Veterans, it explains the principles of rehabilitation and reintegration that underlie their focused care.

The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Introductory
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Course Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe veterans’ healthcare challenges and identify how to find the locations of VA health centers in the nation.
  2. Recount 4 ways that veterans can access community-centered healthcare if they cannot use a VA health center.
  3. Explain the importance of screening for military service, veteran status, or being a family member of a veteran.
  4. Discuss posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide risk, depression, grief, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence and explain how each may arise in military veterans and their families.
  5. Name 3 ways that providers can receive additional education or training to assist them in serving veterans and their families.
  6. Explain the principles of rehabilitation and reintegration and list 3 ways you can make appropriate referrals.