Show Summary Details
Page of

Veterans 

Veterans
Chapter:
Veterans
Author(s):

Deborah Grassman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0044
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 12 November 2018

In many ways, veterans face the end of life in a similar manner to civilians. In some ways, however, they experience death differently. This chapter identifies some of these differences in the hopes that readers will come to understand the unique hospice needs of veterans and their families. For example, the value of stoicism, so earnestly and necessarily indoctrinated in young soldiers, may interfere with a peaceful death for veterans, depending on the degree to which stoicism had permeated their later lives.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.