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VA launches caregiver pilot with 10 new iPad Apps

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has fully launched its pilot, announced last year, in which it’s distributing 1,000 iPads to family caregivers of veterans loaded with 10 specially-created apps.

“There are three things that we’re looking at in the pilot,” said Kathleen Frisbee, Director of Web and Mobile Solutions in the Veterans Health Administration. ”The first is the impact of the iPads on caregivers’ stress and burden. We’re looking at the historical stress and burden scores we collect through our home visits on those that have the iPad versus those that don’t. The second is looking at caregiver preparedness and trying to understand the impact iPads can have on that. And.............


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Jacob Wood was at the funeral of a fellow Marine veteran who committed suicide in 2011 when he discovered just how close potentially life-saving help had been.
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Sleep Apnea Treatment Eases Nightmares in Vets With PTSD: Study

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For those with both post-traumatic stress and the sleep disorder, sticking with CPAP therapy may help (Sleep Apnea Treatment Eases Nightmares in Vets With PTSD: Study - US News and World Report http://t.co/VkSTYB34rI...
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'Helping Paws' Aiding Returning Vets With PTSD - CBS Local

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'Helping Paws' Aiding Returning Vets With PTSD
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something many of us don't really understand. Veterans dealing with the condition have certain needs that can be hard to meet.
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Complex Trauma: A Practical Approach

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We can't always predict which problem will require attention first -- or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.
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Fort Campbell psychiatrist weighs in on PTSD/suicide issue - Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

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Fort Campbell psychiatrist weighs in on PTSD/suicide issue
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FORT CAMPBELL, KY. — One of the big concerns about soldier suicides at Fort Campbell is the lack of a PTSD diagnosis.
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New center for homeless veterans opens its doors in San Jose ...

"Veterans have been in many battles, but homelessness is one battle they shouldn't have to fight alone," said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, an Air Force veteran.
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Texas cop killed amid veteran's AK-47 rampage | The Raw Story

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A cop in Killeen, Texas was killed Saturday night in a gunfight with a military veteran who inexplicably attacked officers with an AK-47. Two officers were shot in the exchange, according to NBC News affiliate KCEN-TV, which ...
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Mobile tele-health clinics to help veterans

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PRINCETON (AP) -- The Department of Veterans Affairs is bringing new mobile health and tele-health clinics to Mercer County. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, and Rep.

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What Veterans Can Do To Ensure Quality Medical Care Through the VA - Voice of San Diego

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Veterans in need of medical care through the Veterans Administration has never been greater, and the strains on the VA never more acute.
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Bill to Make It Easier For MST Victims Get VA Benefits | SHOUT! for ...

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A bill that would make it easier for veterans to prove mental health problems are linked to sexual assault while in the military will be introduced Wednesday.
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Acupuncture helps PTSD - Coeur d'Alene Press

Acupuncture helps PTSD
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.
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VA triples spending on homelessness problem - Veterans - Stripes

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday awarded almost $300 million in grants for homeless and low-income assistance efforts, three times what the agency spent on that program last year.
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What Is Caregiver Burnout? - WebMD

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Learn more from WebMD on recognizing -- and preventing -- caregiver burnout. (#Caregiver burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they need, or try to do more than they're able.
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PAWS project offers aid to troops with PTSD - Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

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PAWS project offers aid to troops with PTSD
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After listening to a church member's presentation during a Girl Scout meeting at Trinity Episcopal Church, the soldier explained how a service dog had helped his PTSD symptoms.
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App links struggling veterans with nearby network of military friends ...

Jacob Wood was at the funeral of a fellow Marine veteran who committed suicide in 2011 when he discovered just how close potentially life-saving help had been.
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Anything that helps this problem is progress #veterans #ptsd

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Empathy Can Help Hospitalists Improve Patient Experience, Outcomes: The Hospitalist

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Empathy ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

 

I  believe that the answer lies with empathy. What’s unique about this part of the Triple Aim is that many of the answers are within us. Gaining empathy with our patients requires us to ask questions of them and also to ask questions of ourselves. It requires us to invoke ancient methods of learning and thinking, like walking in another’s shoes for a day or using the Golden Rule. Experience doesn’t lend itself to being taught by PowerPoint. It must be lived and channeled back and out through our emotional selves as empathy

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Using the wisdom of patients themselves is one way to understand their needs and develop the empathy to motivate us to change how we do things in health care. Many organizations around the country have used some form of patient focus group to help learn from patients. Park Nicollet, a large health system in Minnesota, has incorporated family councils in nearly every clinic and care area. They usually are patients or caregivers from the area, bound together by a common disease or location. They dedicate their time, often meeting monthly, to share their stories, give opinions on care processes, and even to shape the design of a care area. Currently, there are more than 100 patient councils in the system, and the number continues to grow.

 

Dr. Kealey is medical director of hospital specialties at HealthPartners Medical Group in St. Paul, Minn. He is an SHM board member and SHM president-elect.


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