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Accession Number ADA584472
Title Evaluation and Treatment of Genital Injuries in Combat Warriors (Artiss Symposium 2012).
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 45p
Personal Author B. J. Schneider H. J. Wain M. L. Dichtel
Abstract Over the past 10 years the shattered bodies and psyches of our wounded warriors have come to the clinical staff at WRNMMC on a daily basis. Most of us have evaluated and treated patients who have suffered the onslaught of trauma and its impact on the psyche and soma. Many of us subscribe to assessing and responding to our patients with a biopsychosocial approach but in doing so have often ignored the topic of genital injury of the taboo associated with talking about this type of injury. As a result of this symposium, we hope to learn more about and discuss the psychiatric and medical risks associated with genital injuries in order to better care for patients, their spouses and families. To accomplish these goals many thoughts and questions must be addressed. What does it mean to have a genital injury. What is it like. How do we talk to patients with genital injuries. How do we instill hope in those with devastating genital injuries. How do we address sexual function and fertility. How do we provide the education and tools to allow wounded warriors to direct their own healing. When and how can we develop therapeutic alliances so the patient and family feel they have an advocate. How do we collaborate more effectively with our colleagues to insure more effective treatment outcomes. How can we have a voice to help our veterans who need support once they leave WRNMMC.
Keywords Afghanistan conflict
Casualties
Combat
Genital injuries
Iraqi war
Mental health
Oef(Operation enduring freedom)
Oif(Operation iraqi freedom)
Patients
Post traumatic stress disorder
Reproductive system
Therapy
Trauma
Urinary system
Wounds and injuries

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
57E - Clinical Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference proceedings.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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