Hidden Veterans: A Review of the Literature on Women Veterans in Contemporary Society

Dodds, Christina D. and Kiernan, Matthew D. (2019) Hidden Veterans: A Review of the Literature on Women Veterans in Contemporary Society. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 27 (4). pp. 293-310. ISSN 1054-1373

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Abstract

Understanding the lived experience of women who serve or have served in the military, will enable a better understanding of their wishes and needs, in what is the largest growing group in militaries across the globe. This article aims to examine literature, which focuses on the lived experiences of women veteran’s lives. Literature was analyzed from two electronic databases, choosing research that focused on women veterans, to develop an understanding of their experiences in the military and veteran communities. We argue that current literature is dominated by the U.S. experience and does not fully explore the global complexity of women veterans, or the difficulties military service causes them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, military, veterans, experience, gender
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 16:44
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 12:50
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38623

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