Invisible wounds of war

Invisible wounds of war : psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recovery / Terri Tanielian, Lisa H. Jaycox. Rand Corp, April 2008

The Rand specifically highlights the critical importance of the developing best practices to deal with the onslaught of mental and behavioral health challenges facing the nation’s warriors, their families, and veterans. This report states that the DoD, VA, and other government entities need to improve that quality of healthcare delivered. Currently there is no standardized system of training and or certifying mechanism to validate the competency of mental and behavioral healthcare providers on military culture in the clinical setting, and patient-centered best practices.