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PBS: Nursing the Wounded

Jun 27, 2012, 6:50 PM

As a new generation of veterans returns home from Iraq and Afghanistan, many with severe psychological wounds, the health care system is stepping up with new ways to care for them. Nurses are increasingly taking on the role of providing the specialized care veterans need to deal with post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injuries, and efforts are underway to train more nurses to help care for them.

PBS recently profiled three nurses—one of whom is a veteran himself—who are working in veterans care. Watch the video below or view the full story here.

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