Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Lisa Van Getson APRN, DNP, FNP-C
Sue Cutshall DNP, DNS
Joyce Miller DNP, RN
War-torn veterans have had limited support when combating symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Historically, PTSD was viewed as a weakness. Only recently has it gained attention as a health priority for veterans. This scholarly project provides an algorithmic resource to help providers discern and assess whether a veteran is suffering from PTSD. This paper will go on to define what PTSD symptoms are, and what care options there are for veterans suffering from PTSD. One specific option explored is animal therapy as a way for a veteran suffering from PTSD to better manage his or her symptoms.
Lee, Christopher R., "The Eleventh Hour: Navigating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Within a Veterans’ Community" (2018). Theses and Graduate Projects. 234.