Nurses must be more aware of the links between physical and mental health. Nurses can play important roles in encouraging and supporting family-focused treatments when Veterans present with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Including families in treatments can influence PTSD symptoms and family relationship functioning positively.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to understand the important role nurses can play in encouraging and supporting family-focused therapy for veterans presenting with PTSD.
Learning Engagement Activity: Although the article provides support for family-focused treatment when veterans present with PTSD, identify the limitations of the systematic review.
Contact hours available until 8/31/2021.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
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This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michelle Boyd, MSN, RN, AMSN Education Director.
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8/18/19 4:04 am
That was very helpful.
9/11/19 2:37 pm
PTSD needs to be holistically addressed in order to help our veterans cope/heal. The information presented in this article was both helpful and insightful.
10/6/19 5:47 pm
TABLE 1 in the article was particularly helpful in understanding treatment options (in the study) and also the importance of including family members was a key point.
1/1/20 4:39 am
Thank You! When I first saw this article I was surprised and hopeful, I am an RN with the VA, a Veteran and Daughter of a WWII Veteran who suffered from PTSD. Unfortunately the families suffer along with the Veteran with PTSD.
2/6/20 12:42 pm
Thank you. This was very informative
9/2/20 6:54 pm
Great article. Agree with that nurses needs to be aware about PTSD to provide coordinated care to the veteran at VA and non-VA health care settings.
2/1/21 10:30 am
this article was very helpful
4/6/21 12:10 am
A new family moved near us recently and the dad was a vet. The mom self-reported extreme anxiety, and they have 2 school-aged kids. I had only met them once. He committed suicide less than 2 months later (GSW to head, while family was in the house). This helped me to understand that there are family resources for vets and not just individual therapy.