Military nurses adjust to postdeployment life
Military nurses account for a small but important percentage of veterans. These nurses may be exposed to real or perceived threats to their safety that place them at a higher risk for developing PTSD.
Recent wars, from Vietnam to the present, have created more documented psychological concerns for U.S. veterans and their families than any previous wars. Military nurses account for a small but important percentage of these veterans. According to the U.S. Air Force Office of the Surgeon General, healthcare providers (HCPs) are among the three military groups reporting the highest frequency of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on postdeployment health assessments. The other two groups are members of bomb disposal units and counterintelligence services.
Elliott, Brenda, "Military nurses adjust to postdeployment life" (2015). Nursing (Graduate) Educator Scholarship. 33.