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Author Ramchand, Rajeev, author.

Title Hidden heroes : America's military caregivers / Rajeev Ramchand, Terri Tanielian, Michael P. Fisher, Christine Anne Vaughan, Thomas E. Trail, Caroline Epley, Phoenix Voorhies, Michael William Robbins, Eric Robinson, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar ; sponsored by Caring for Military Families: The Elizabeth Dole Foundation.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.9802 RAM    Available
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Description xxx, 258 pages : tables (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
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Note Appendix H available online only.
"RR-499-TEDF"--Page [4] of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-258).
Contents Introduction -- Critical Lifelines : The Role and Contributions of Military Caregivers -- Understanding and Addressing Caregiver Needs : the Risks and Consequences of Caregiving and Programs to Mitigate Them -- Evolving Needs : Sustaining Caregiver and Care Recipient Well-Being Now and in the Future -- Closing Gaps : Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendices : A. Survey Methods ; B. Survey Analysis ; C. Enumeration of Military Caregivers -D. Environmental Scan Methods -- E. Environmental Scan Organizational Characteristics -- F. Federal and State Policies and Programs to Support Military Caregivers -- G. Programs and Organizations Excluded from the Environmental Scan -- H. Military Support Programs and Organizations Included in the Environmental Scan.
Summary "While much has been written about the role of caregiving for the elderly and chronically ill and for children with special needs, little is known about "military caregivers" -- the population of those who care for wounded, ill, and injured military personnel and veterans. These caregivers play an essential role in caring for injured or wounded service members and veterans. This enables those for whom they are caring to live better quality lives, and can result in faster and improved rehabilitation and recovery. Yet playing this role can impose a substantial physical, emotional, and financial toll on caregivers. This report summarizes the results of a study designed to describe the magnitude of military caregiving in the United States today, as well as to identify gaps in the array of programs, policies, and initiatives designed to support military caregivers. Improving military caregivers' well-being and ensuring their continued ability to provide care will require multifaceted approaches to reducing the current burdens caregiving may impose, and bolstering their ability to serve as caregivers more effectively. Given the systematic differences among military caregiver groups, it is also important that tailored approaches meet the unique needs and characteristics of post-9/11 caregivers."--Abstract
Subject Medicine, Military -- United States.
Military nursing -- United States.
Military social work -- United States.
Psychology, Military.
Veterans -- Medical care -- United States.
Veterans -- Mental health services -- United States.
Veterans -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Veterans -- Care -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Caregivers -- Services for -- United States.
Added Author Rand Corporation, issuing body.
Added Title America's military caregivers
ISBN 9780833085580 (softcover)
0833085581 (softcover)

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