Health Professionals

This message board is for use by health professionals or for discussions about issues pertaining to them. Please start a new topic or post a comment.

Check out Lt Col Carlisle's post in the Campaign Forum

A 20-year critical care nurse, Air Force Lt. Col. Mary Carlisle thought she was ready for Iraq. But what she saw, the constant strain of pain, injury, and death, took its toll on her psychological health. To learn more about Lt. Col. Carlisle’s experience with post traumatic stress (PTSD) read her message board post.

Sub-intential suicide in the military - free Webinar

TAPS HOSTS MILITARY-FOCUSED SUICIDE PREVENTION WEBINAR
Training to focus on high-risk taking behaviors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 13, 2010

Washington DC- A continuing education and training webinar detailing military-specific suicide indicators and prevention by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will air Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 12-1:00 pm EST.

2009 Trauma Spectrum Disorder Conference

The 2009 Trauma Spectrum Disorder Conference is aimed at increasing the level of awareness and understanding in regards to issues surrounding veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve and their families. Please read the following theoretical case scenario and answer one or all of the discussion questions, dialogue with others as their comments provoke thought exchange and/or provide suggestions to what [we] can do as a community to assist with building resilience and promoting reintegration and recovery.

Case Analysis:

Secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and burnout

I wish someone had educated me to these concepts prior to my deployment. Here's to hoping we take better care of each other in the future.

Sharing the experience of caring for wounded

I've worked in the field of blind rehabilitation for 19 years and have managed to provide services without feeling a need to share a lot with my colleagues about my emotional reactions to my patients sight loss trauma. However, in 2006, I began serving our OEF/OIF Veterans and periodically think it would be beneficial to talk with others about this so I can be a more effective service provider. As a man, I find it challenging to bring up this issue for fear of being perceived as weak an overly sensitive.

Pride in our Military Health Professionals

You may have a loved one who is a health professional who is helping our service members today. This message board is a good place to tell others about how proud you are that you have someone you love serving as a health professional. Please reply to this post to give your comments about our military health professionals.

Message Board: Health Professionals

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