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ERIC Number: EJ955045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2891
Challenges and Opportunities of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans with Disabilities Transitioning into Learning and Workplace Environments
Ostovary, Fariba; Dapprich, Janet
New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, n132 p63-73 Win 2011
This article presents issues related to disabled military servicemen and women who are transitioning to civilian life. The emphasis is on the experience of veterans serving in the Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as they reintegrate into civilian workplace and learning environments. The authors begin with an overview of the types of disabilities particular to these veterans and then describe the unique experiences of these disabled veterans in workplaces and institutions of higher education. Today's medical service delivery and changes in armor technology increased the survival rate of injured OIF/OEF veterans. Veterans with polytrauma injuries, multiple injuries to one or more body regions or organs, have access to specialized polytrauma systems of care. These care systems provide treatment for physical, cognitive, psychological, and functional impairments and comprehensive and ongoing services for reintegration into educational and employment settings. This article focuses on the disabilities that may be more difficult to recognize and therefore might create areas of concern in higher education and workplace environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iraq