Interventions for Improvement in Emotional Well-Being in Military Personnel and Veterns with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Best-Practice Proposal
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AbstractTraumatic brain injury (TBI) is common among military personnel and veterans, due to increased usage of explosive devices during warfare. The purpose of the thesis is to present the evidence for and develop a best practice protocol for improvements in emotional well-being of active duty military personnel and veterans with TBI. Through the literature review, a checklist was created to help guide registered nurses to improve emotional well-being of veterans with post-TBI emotional instabilities. The checklist includes multiple interventions which have been proven to improve the emotional well-being after TBI, such as Tai Chi and music therapy. In addition, this thesis describes implementation and evaluation methods for this protocol.
Degree ProgramHonors College