Military Caregivers

Military Caregivers: Cornerstones of Support for Our Nation's Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans

Terri Tanielian
Rajeev Ramchand
Michael P. Fisher
Carra S. Sims
Racine Harris
Margaret C. Harrell
Copyright Date: 2013
Published by: RAND Corporation
Pages: 20
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    Military Caregivers
    Book Description:

    Military caregivers are an essential part of our nation’s ability to care for returning wounded warriors. Far too often, their own needs are neglected. The RAND Corporation and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation lay the groundwork to inform policy and program development relative to the needs of military caregivers that often differ from the needs of the general caregiving population.

    eISBN: 978-0-8330-8008-0
    Subjects: Health Sciences

Table of Contents

  1. Military Caregivers Cornerstones of Support for Our Nation’s Wounded, Ill, and Injured Veterans
    (pp. 1-20)
    Terri Tanielian, Rajeev Ramchand, Michael P. Fisher, Carra S. Sims, Racine Harris and Margaret C. Harrell

    Throughout the nation’s history, many Americans have borne the wounds of war, dealing with the lingering effects of war-related injuries and illnesses long after leaving military service. Since 2001, the United States has been engaged in the longest continuous period of combat operations in our history, fought by just 1 percent of Americans—all of them volunteers. Advances in battlefield medicine have led to much higher survival rates among those wounded in combat operations, but the result is many more wounded left to live with injuries that require significant care and support for months, years, or decades. The ultimate recovery...