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Free webinars focus on care for returning vets

Nov. 5, 2012 - 04:15PM   |   Last Updated: Nov. 5, 2012 - 04:15PM  |  
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A series of free webinars starting Nov. 12 will offer advice for health care professionals on understanding and caring for returning veterans.

A joint project of Nurse.com and the University of Phoenix, the online lectures will start at 7 p.m. and last one hour. They will span four days, ending Nov. 15, and cover the following topics:

• Military culture

• Challenges for female veterans

• Difficulties returning to civilian life

• Post-traumatic stress disorder

Jennifer Chaikin, executive director of Educational Initiatives for Gannett Healthcare Group, said the courses will help fill a gap in most medical training.

"In hospital systems they teach cultural awareness," said Chaikin, who worked as a nurse for 17 years. "One of the cultures that we don't talk about in health care is military."

More information is available online.

Nurse.com and Military Times are both part of Gannett Co. Inc.

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