- •Veterans often experience reintegration challenges after military service ends.
- •Research suggests impact on veteran physical/mental health and well-being.
- •Literature has highlighted protective factors (support, pride, ability to reframe).
- •Connection, veteran-civilian identity, loss, mental health, and trauma themes emerged.
- •Nurse practitioner awareness and evidence-based intervention have potential to assist veterans.
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
- Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with reintegration problems: differences by veterans affairs healthcare user status.Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015; 42: 493-503https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-014-0564-2
- The state of the American veteran: The San Francisco Veterans Study.USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families, 2017
- Effects of perceived public regard on the well-being of military veterans.Society and Mental Health. 2020; 10: 291-304https://doi.org/10.1177/2156869319894372
- Communities serve: a systematic review of need assessments on U.S. veteran and military-connected populations.Armed Forces Soc. 2019; : 1-31https://doi.org/10.1177/0095327X19845030
- U.S. Department of Labor. The Employment Situation of Veterans - 2019, 2020: 1-25
- Military service member and veteran reintegration: a conceptual analysis, unified definition, and key domains.Front Psychol. 2017; 8: 369https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00369
- The challenges of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans’ transition from military to civilian life and approaches to reconnection.PloS ONE. 2015; 10e0128599https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128599
- Moral injury, meaning making, and mental health in returning veterans.J Clin Psychol. 2015; 71: 229-240https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22134
- PTSD in U.S. veterans: the role of social connectedness, combat experience and discharge.Healthcare. 2018; 6: 1-7https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare6030102
- The experience of women veterans coming back from war.Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2016; 30: 393-399https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2016.01.008
- Gender-specific risk factors for psychopathology and reduced functioning in a post-9/11 veteran sample.J Interpers Viol. 2017; (88626051774618)https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517746182
- Warring identities: identity conflict and the mental distress of American veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.Soc Ment Health. 2014; 4: 147-161https://doi.org/10.1177/2156869313512212
- The psychological adjustment experience of reintegration following discharge from military service: a systematic review.J Mil Veteran Health. 2018; 26: 60-73
- Traumatic brain injury severity, comorbidity, social support, family functioning, and community reintegration among veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018; 99: S40-S49https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2017.05.021
- Being a female veteran: a grounded theory of coping with transitions.Soc Work Ment Health. 2015; 13: 108-127https://doi.org/10.1080/15332985.2013.870102
- Clearing away past wreckage: a constructivist grounded theory of identity and mental health access by female veterans.Adv Nurs Sci. 2018; 41: 327-339https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0000000000000219
- “You’re just chopped off at the end”: retired servicemen’s identity work struggles in the military to civilian transition.Sociol Res Online. 2018; 23: 812-829https://doi.org/10.1177/1360780418787209
- The Veterans Metrics Initiative study of US veterans’ experiences during their transition from military service.BMJ Open. 2018; 8e020734https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020734
In compliance with standard ethical guidelines, the author reports no relationships with business or industry that would pose a conflict of interest.