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Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2016 Mar;18(3):26. doi: 10.1007/s11920-016-0662-9.

The Importance of Military Cultural Competence.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814, USA. eric.meyer@usuhs.edu.
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Audie Murphy VA Hospital, 7400 Merton Minter Blvd, MC 116 A, San Antonio, TX, 78229, USA. brian.writer@va.gov.
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 7792, San Antonio, TX, 78229, USA. brian.writer@va.gov.
  • 4Center for Deployment Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD, 20814, USA. wbrim@deploymentpsych.org.

Abstract

Military cultural competence has recently gained national attention. Experts have posited that limited outcomes in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in the military may be related to limited familiarity with the military. National surveys have indicated low military cultural competence among providers and limited educational efforts on military culture or pertinent military pathology in medical schools and residency training programs. Military families, with their own unique military cultural identity, have been identified as a population with increased risks associated with deployment. In response to these findings, several curricula regarding military culture have been established and widely distributed. Assessments of military cultural competence have also been developed. The clinical impact of enhanced cultural competence in general has thus far been limited. The military, however, with its highly prescribed cultural identity, may be a model culture for further study.

KEYWORDS:

Cultural competence; Culture; Military; Military cultural competence; Military culture

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