Policy And Advocacy For Improving Population Health
Discussion Post: Week 8: Nurses as Health Advocates
Through near and beyond the United States are hauled into worldwide horror violence and that of September 11, 2001, have created a major sustenance for the men and women who serve Frontlines of the battle. The elder veteran has been the most deserted segments in spite of abundant veterans’ health care programs, and within the last two years, these programs have dwindled, now the emphasis is to perfect the programs. In the light of these changes, the major nursing association, the association of the American medical association, The Patient Advocacy Program, and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities and clinics, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), are advocating for the protection of the Health Care for Military Families (Karpf, Ferguson, & Swift, 2010).
The health care needs of returning veterans
There are arrays of healthcare needs for the returning veterans and their families, the ability to unite back into the community is vital. Assisting these families in rallying health provision and recovering healthcare insurance reporting is crucial (Jackonis, Deyton & Hess, 2008). A possibility of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental illness warrant need for improved mental health care services with a strong social support. For the wounded veteran, there is a need for better healthcare services to cater for serious and