Do healthcare providers need to understand military culture and what service members and family members go through in their lives to appropriately and adequately diagnosis and treat?

Absolutely, in my opinion. Unless we’re talking about an emergency care situation, knowing your patient’s background in depth (especially if they’re military) is essential to effective and appropriate care. If you don’t know your patient was close to an improvised explosive device (IED) but do know they have hearing loss and ringing in the ears, you may just treat those … Read More