Honors Program

Midway Honors, Honors in Nursing

Date of Award

12-2014

Thesis Professor(s)

Frances Sills

Thesis Professor Department

Nursing

Thesis Reader(s)

Patricia Harnois-Church, Karen Kornweibel

Abstract

This qualitative research study explores what veterans living in the Appalachian region experience in receiving care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder through personal interviews. These interviews will give insight into how veterans in Appalachia perceive their care through specific questions pertaining to healthcare for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

A convenient sample of veterans attending the specific study site was used for this study. An email, which contained information about the background and nature of the study was used for participant recruitment of veterans. In addition, flyers with the same information were posted throughout the study site. This study will highlight specific details of veterans’ care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder that will help to accumulate information on the care given to veterans in Appalachia. The Appalachian region is described by the Appalachian Regional Commission as "a 205,000 square mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi"(The Appalachian region- Appalachian Regional Commission, n.d.).

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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