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The Veterans Administration (VA) Independent Study Course on American prisoners of war (POWs) describes the kinds of experiences and resulting conditions that affect veterans who have been prisoners of war in the German, Pacific, Korean and Vietnam theaters of conflict. Furthermore, the health implications of such experiences are discussed and causes of disability are explored. Physical conditions, as well as mental health manifestations as a result of the POW experiences, also are reviewed. After completing this independent study, participants will be able to: Describe the typical kinds of treatment POWs’ experienced in the German, Pacific, Korean and Vietnam theaters of conflict. Identify the common medical conditions associated with imprisonment. Describe psychiatric conditions that may occur as a result of the POW experience. Develop an appreciation for what happened to veterans when they were imprisoned. Assess for the sequelae of the POW experience in appropriate veterans. Provide support and education to prisoners of war and their families. The expected outcomes of this independent study are to improve the quality and quantity of care provided to American former prisoners of war. This independent study is primarily designed for Department of Veterans Affairs clinicians and other interested VA staff. Other health care providers, especially those in VA health care facilities, also are encouraged to complete the study. * This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our publications synthesize official government information with original material - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work to uniformly present authoritative knowledge that can be rapidly read, reviewed or searched. Vast archives of important data that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This e-book format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference book that is as convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from renowned experts you trust. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our e-books put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!

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