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Description/Abstract

This brief is about the compassionate acts that come out of post-traumatic growth among veterans after serving. For policy and practice, the research shows that military values, bonding experiences, and maturation through military service allows for positive personal growth and that the VA should provide programs for discussing this growth. Suggestions for future research include taking into account variations in specific experiences when analyzing post-traumatic growth and including a representative random sample.

Original Citation

Larick, J. G., & Graf, N. M. (2012). Battlefield compassion and posttraumatic growth in combat servicepersons. Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation, 11(4), 219–239. https://doi.org/10.1080/1536710X.2012.730824

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Mental and Social Health | Military and Veterans Studies | Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Psychology, Battlefield, Combat, Compassion, Positive psychology, Post-traumatic growth (PTG), Qualitative, Service members, Veterans

Subject

Combat; Posttraumatic growth; Veterans, United States

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 3-29-2013

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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