For Veterans, End-Of-Life Care Needs Look A Lot Different Than Civilians’
Among other complications, some veterans don’t find out they have PTSD until they have just months or weeks left to live.
What Vets Want at the End of Life Is Very Different From What Civilians Want
Symptoms of terminal illnesses, like pain or breathlessness, can trigger flashbacks, making vets feel as threatened as they did on the battlefield. ...Some vets see their pain or PTSD as retribution for their work in the line of duty. (Dembosky, 11/9)