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Hospitals to ask about veteran status

Nursing schools are also teaching their students to ask patients if they are veterans. Lynn Babington, dean of Fairfield University’s School of Nursing pointed out that “the health care needs of veterans and their families are different from the needs of the general population.” She said if a patient isn’t asked about military service, potential connected health issues could be overlooked. “You wouldn’t know unless the patient brought it up,” she said.

Published in The New Haven Register, Connecticut Post, Hearst Newspapers, CTNow on 6/22/14

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