Pentagon Course Seeks To Help Private Physicians Understand Military Culture

The Military Times (5/9, Kime) reported that an understanding of what veterans “have experienced during their time in service is vital to good patient care, military officials said recently in a seminar at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting.” Now, even though “online short courses are available that cover the obvious — rank, military occupational specialties, histories and traditions — the Pentagon is gearing up to promote a new eight-hour course for health care [professionals] to gain a deeper understanding of military culture.” For example, the course called “‘Military Culture: Core Competencies for Health Care Providers’ covers four subjects: health care provider beliefs and biases; military definitions, language and culture; military functions; and the role of military ethos in health behavior.”

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— “Building cultural bridges between doctors, troops,” Patricia Kime , Military Times, May 9, 2014.

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