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date: 04 December 2021

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.

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