Medicine Seeks Better Veterans Care

As Texas Medicine reports this month, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning home with special health care needs. A Texas-based group, I SUPPORT VETS, has created a series of online and onsite training courses to help physicians, nurses, first responders, educators, corporate management, and others understand veterans' unique needs.

The American Medical Association's website now features a collection of certified continuing medical education activities, clinical journal articles, and other resources that cover screening, diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect veterans.

AMA, dozens of other medical associations, and 130 medical schools are partnering in the Joining Forces initiative to help physicians meet the unique health care needs of service members, veterans, and  their families. Physician organizations and medical schools are offering educational opportunities to advance the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and post-combat depression.

Action, March 15, 2012