DryHootch Wisconsin Warrior Summit 2016
Veterans returning from military service are at increased risk for mental health problems, including PTSD, family discord, effects of TBI, substance abuse, homelessness, and increased suicide risk. For those returning from combat, they may also experience moral injury resulting from actions taken that conflicted with their values. Insufficient awareness of veteran needs in the provider community and barriers to accessing care may reduce the chance a veteran will receive the care they need. Limited coordination of care between providers and/or lack of awareness of veteran serving resources further impacts the chance of a veteran becoming connected to appropriate resources. The reduced awareness of potential needs within the veteran population, or unawareness of the increased risks, decrease the potential for identifying needs/risks and increase the potential for negative health and psychosocial outcomes due to lack of needed care. Reduced cultural competence regarding the military culture among providers may interfere with veteran engagement in treatment or utilization of available resources. Finally, a lack of familiarity with the complexities of moral injury may lead to a misidentification of the symptoms and lack of referral for appropriate support.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The Medical College of Wisconsin and DryHootch of America. The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 12.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
Allied Health Care Professionals
1) State three mental health conditions identified in newly returning veterans
2) Describe the difference between PTSD and moral injury
3) Describe the role of Peer Specialists in veteran mental health recovery
4) Describe the purpose of two veteran-serving resources for health and social services
5) Describe two factors contributing to the increased suicide risk among veterans.
Faculty and Disclosures provided in program
- 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 12.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.