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Written with these men and women in mind, The Wounded Warrior Handbook provides our wounded heroes and their families with quick, straightforward answers to the questions they...
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Written with these men and women in mind, The Wounded Warrior Handbook provides our wounded heroes and their families with quick, straightforward answers to the questions they suddenly face and guides them through the deluge of processes, procedures, and policies they must adhere to in order to receive the care they deserve and need.
Comprehensive and easy-to-use, the Handbook compiles information regarding medical treatment, rehabilitation, counseling, support, and transition, including
·Symptoms, treatment options, and information resources of common injuries
·Programs to help families reach and care for their injured soldiers
·Definitions of the seven classifications of "casualty" and the notification process for next of kin
·Documents family members should carry when traveling to see their loved ones
·Challenges of reintegrating into everyday life, and tips and resources for succeeding
·Guidance for finding a job that matches an injured soldier's physical abilities and skills
·Organizations offering advocacy and legal assistance
·Locations of Veterans Affairs hospitals, medical centers, and clinics
Whether you work with members of the military or support a community that does, you can help our embattled men and women make the transition from active duty to post-war domestic life with this time-saving and life-restoring book.
Foreword General Barry McCaffrey ix
Chapter 1 Introduction: Pre-Battlefield Injury to Recovery 1
Chapter 2 Medical Issues: Things to Know 7
Chapter 3 From the First Day 41
Chapter 4 Support 83
Chapter 5 Recovery and Transition 91
Chapter 6 Benefits, Taxes, and Legal Issues 151
Chapter 7 The DoD and the VA 177
Chapter 8 Success Stories 207
Chapter 9 Handling Bereavement 223
Chapter 10 Resources 243
About the Authors 315
Posted January 18, 2011
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