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100 1 Brock, Rita Nakashima.
245 10 Soul repair :|brecovering from moral injury after war /
|cRita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini ; with
Camillo Mac Bica, Herman Keizer, Jr., Pamela Lightsey, and
Camilo Ernesto Mejia.
246 30 Recovering from moral injury after war
260 Boston :|bBeacon Press,|c©2012.
300 xxvii, 144 pages ;|c23 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-144).
505 0 Introduction -- I became a soldier -- Killing changes you
-- Coming home is hell -- I will live with moral injury
the rest of my life -- Soul repair.
520 Although veterans make up only 7 percent of the U.S.
population, they account for an alarming 20 percent of all
suicides. And though treatment of post-traumatic stress
disorder has undoubtedly alleviated suffering and allowed
many service members returning from combat to transition
to civilian life, the suicide rate for veterans under
thirty has been increasing. Research by Veterans
Administration health professionals and veterans' own
experiences now suggest an ancient but unaddressed wound
of war may be a factor: moral injury. This deep-seated
sense of transgression includes feelings of shame, grief,
meaninglessness, and remorse from having violated core
moral beliefs. Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini,
who both grew up in families deeply affected by war, have
been working closely with vets on what moral injury looks
like, how vets cope with it, and what can be done to heal
the damage inflicted on soldiers' consciences. In Soul
Repair, the authors tell the stories of four veterans of
wars from Vietnam to our current conflicts in Iraq and
Afghanistan--Camillo "Mac" Bica, Herman Keizer Jr., Pamela
Lightsey, and Camilo Mejía--who reveal their experiences
of moral injury from war and how they have learned to live
with it. Brock and Lettini also explore its effect on
families and communities, and the community processes that
have gradually helped soldiers with their moral injuries.
Soul Repair will help veterans, their families, members of
their communities, and clergy understand the impact of war
on the consciences of healthy people, support the recovery
of moral conscience in society, and restore veterans to
civilian life. When a society sends people off to war, it
must accept responsibility for returning them home to
650 0 Military ethics|zUnited States.
650 0 War|xMoral and ethical aspects.
650 0 Veterans|xMental health|zUnited States.
650 0 Guilt and culture|zUnited States.
650 0 Remorse.
650 0 Shame|xMoral and ethical aspects.
650 0 Veterans|zUnited States|xPsychology.
650 0 Veterans|xSuicidal behavior|zUnited States|xPrevention.
650 0 Forgiveness|xTherapeutic use.
650 7 Forgiveness|xTherapeutic use.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00932867
650 7 Guilt and culture.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00949097
650 7 Military ethics.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01021166
650 7 Remorse.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01094459
650 7 Shame|xMoral and ethical aspects.|2fast
650 7 Veterans|xMental health.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01165781
650 7 Veterans|xPsychology.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01165790
650 7 War|xMoral and ethical aspects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01170352
650 12 Conscience.|0(DNLM)D003242
650 12 Veterans|xpsychology.|0(DNLM)D014728Q000523
651 2 United States.|0(DNLM)D014481
650 22 Violence|xethics.|0(DNLM)D014754Q000941
650 22 Violence|xpsychology.|0(DNLM)D014754Q000523
650 22 Warfare|xethics.|0(DNLM)D014857Q000941
651 7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155
700 1 Lettini, Gabriella.
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