Views of Veterans, Military Family Members, and Students on Healthcare Gaps and Training Needs: Our initial research has been focused on informing our training and curriculum development.
To that end, in May 2013, we conducted six focus groups with the primary goal of obtaining input on needs/gaps in service delivery and training from key stakeholders (Veterans, family members, students) to inform our student training and curriculum development.
Results of the focus groups with veterans and family members were published in the journal, Military Behavioral Health, in January 2015 (PI: Dr. Butler). Results of the focus groups with students (both social work and nursing) were published in the Journal of Military and Veterans' Health, in the Fall of 2015 (PI: Dr. Butler).
Course Evaluation Feedback: We have conducted pre- and post- course evaluations with the students in our first two Introduction to Issues in Veteran and Military Family Care classes (2014 and 2015), and we are about to complete our evaluation of the current class. In these assessments we are assessing changes in students’ knowledge, self-efficacy, and behavioral intentions related to working with veterans. We are currently writing up the findings for publication.
Our future research will focus on issues related to Veterans
and/or military family members. See
our current research projects.