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Service Transformed

Lessons in U.S. Veteran Centered Care

Improving health care for veterans has become a matter of national attention and has gained increasing attention from the medical community. With the current surge of veterans reintegrating into civilian society it is critical to improve the training of the next cadre of providers who will provide care for our veterans. It is widely known that veterans receive care in all aspects of the health system, thus providers in veteran focused care facilities, military health serves and civilian locals must be aware of the unique needs of veterans. It is perhaps even more important to educate civilian providers who may be unfamiliar with the unique physical, mental and emotional needs related to military service.

Course Audience
- all health professions learners, example:
- medical students, resident physicians, dental students,
- nursing students, advanced practice nurses,
- social work, pharmacy student as graduate level learners
- as well as any and all health professionals interested in veteran-centered care

What You Will Learn:
This course will provide learners the opportunity to engage with material to facilitate their understanding of the origins of Academic Medical Centers and Veterans Administration affiliations, recognize and manage the influence of bias, class, and power on the clinical encounter and self-reflect on their biases that particularly affect U.S. military veterans. This course also features several video clips from the acclaimed documentary, Where Soldiers Come From, directed by Heather Courtney.


The views expressed in this course are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the U.S. government.

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University of Michigan

Rating 3.8 based on 5 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Dec 3 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Michigan via Coursera
Instructors Monica Lypson, M.D., M.H.P.E., Paula Ross, Ph.D.
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Education
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Education

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This is a wonderful course for people who are interested in healthcare sector and for those enlisting for medical streams in the American Armed Forces.

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Even when you enroll on a different session in an effort to get your certificate, and you grade multiple students Still dont get your assignments graded.

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Great course and one that needs more emphasis for our health providers treating veterans!

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Good information, you learn a lot about Veteran care and makes you aware of the unique issues faced by veterans as well as tools to help you better care for your veteran patients.

needs more emphasis in one review

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There is no clear instructions about how to do the assignments, and we all know that the healthcare system in the United States is poor quality.

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Veterans Employment Specialist $24k

Veterans Representative $36k

Veterans Employment Representative $38k

Veterans Coordinator $46k

Adjudicator Veterans Benefits $46k

Veterans resource coordinator $46k

Veterans Claims Examiner $47k

Veterans Service Representative 2 $50k

Veterans Service Representative $55k

Veterans Advocate $60k

Veterans Service Officer $70k

Veterans Assistance Specialist $81k

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Coursera

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University of Michigan

Rating 3.8 based on 5 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Dec 3 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Michigan via Coursera
Instructors Monica Lypson, M.D., M.H.P.E., Paula Ross, Ph.D.
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Science Education
Tags Social Sciences Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Education