Experiences of Veterans with Amputation: An Exploration of Work and Life Post-Injury
Benjamin Darter,, P.T., Ph.D., VCU Rehabilitation Counseling , School of Allied Health
Carolyn Hawley, Ph.D., C.R.C, VCU Rehab Counseling
Amy Armstrong, Ph.D., C.R.C., VCU Rehabilitation Counseling , School of Allied Health
This webcast will highlight mixed-method data collected from Veterans who have experienced an amputation. The results of a literature review, questionnaire, as well as qualitative interviews will be shared. Topics addressed include: employment experiences (challenges and facilitators), individual characteristics of respondents, services/supports, resilience and aspirational features of the sample. Implications and recommendations for promising practices/features and recommended research will be discussed. This research was sponsored by the RRTC on Employment of Physical Disabilities.