Outline of Military Culture and Military and VA Health Systems

  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie


This chapter covers the basic issues of military and veteran competence for providers, including a simple understanding of military culture. It then describes the basics of administrative separations, the disability system, the military and veteran’s affairs health-care systems, and transitions to care.


Veterans Psychiatry PTSD Cultural competence Medical boards Administrative separation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMedStar Washington Hospital CenterWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Georgetown University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.George Washington University School of MedicineWashington, DCUSA
  4. 4.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesSilver SpringUSA

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