End-of-Life Care for WW II, Korea, and Vietnam-Era Veterans

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© Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Military Veterans have made many sacrifices for our country and deserve high-quality care at end of life. The purpose of this article is to discuss the WW II, Korean and Vietnam Veteran population, and common concerns at the end of life. Areas of focus include spiritual and emotional needs, posttraumatic stress disorder, and pain management. Understanding of military/Veteran culture, the stoic mindset, and moral injury may provide foundational knowledge for nonmilitary home care and hospice clinicians to understand Veteran patients and their families. In addition, resources and other references are offered to enhance the knowledge of Veteran-related care.


Elliott, B. (2017). End-of-life care for ww ii, korea, and vietnam-era veterans: Home Healthcare Now, 35(9), 485–493. https://doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000607