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dc.contributor.authorVause, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-24T16:15:04Z
dc.date.available2018-01-24T16:15:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-06-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/76996
dc.descriptionUB SON, DNP Capstone Projecten_US
dc.description.abstractLiterature regarding the mental and physical health of partners of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is sparse and there exists little awareness of the unique healthcare needs associated with this population. The purpose of this scoping study was to analyze literature regarding partner health in order to increase awareness among partners and healthcare professionals alike. The ecological theory provides the framework for this study by illustrating how environmental systems affect the veteran family’s health. The literature synthesis was accomplished through a scoping study guided by the Joanna Briggs Institute’s six step guidelines. A brochure and evaluative rubric was created in order to share, validate, and evaluate preliminary results. Results show that partners experience many physical and mental health impacts and that a brochure that highlights these health effects as well as means to seek formal help is a viable method of disseminating this information. In order to provide optimal healthcare to veterans and their families, there is a need to increase awareness and identification among partners and healthcare professionals of the stressful environment that PTSD creates and the subsequent physical and mental health problems experienced by the partners.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity at Buffalo, School of Nursingen_US
dc.subjectveteranen_US
dc.subjectpartneren_US
dc.subjectPTSDen_US
dc.subjecthealth effectsen_US
dc.subjectmental healthen_US
dc.subjectphysical healthen_US
dc.subjectscoping studyen_US
dc.titleHealth Effects Associated with Partners of Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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