Accession Number : ADA331086

Title :   Medical Readiness in Humanitarian and Civic Assistance Missions: Significance of Cultural Training for Nurses.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Stola, Julie M.

PDF Url : ADA331086

Report Date : 27 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : Medical Readiness is of particular interest to the United States military since Congress reviewed the readiness of the medical forces after the Gulf War. Many different types of training must occur for our military forces to prepare for any type of deployment, ranging from specific technical skills to security briefings and sanitation practices at the units final base of deployment. The United States Air Force has seen an increased tasking in the area of Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) Missions so Medical Readiness personnel must consider how to continue training U. S. military forces for HCA missions. The HCA mission provides many benefits to those military members who are deployed. Military members are participating in a 'real world' situation (medical personnel are actually providing health care to people who need it), contributing practical training, and HCAs furnish a means of increasing indigenous populations' exposure to the United States military in a non-combat situation. Not only are military members working to prove technical skills, but they are worlding at nation building with the countries where they are deployed.

Descriptors :   *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *NURSES, WARFARE, CONGRESS, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), THESES, MILITARY TRAINING, MEDICAL PERSONNEL, INDIGENOUS POPULATION, RAPID DEPLOYMENT, PERSIAN GULF WAR.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE