Medical Needs

Medical Needs Resources
Understanding how Veterans view their service, whether it is positive or negative, has implications for how they view their disease, especially if it is related to their service. 

To better understand and treat medical problems related to military service, review needs by war or trauma.   

Services-Related Diseases, Illnesses & Conditions
A summary of Service-Related Diseases, Illnesses & Conditions is available for your hospice team to review. Also, VA provides a comprehensive list and information of diseases and conditions.

Veteran-related Standards of Practice
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations’ (NHPCO) Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs (2010) is a valuable resource to set benchmarks for your hospice and assess the services you provide. Learn specific Veteran-related standards and practice examples that are included in NHPCO’s Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs (2010).   

The complete version of NHPCO’s Standards of Practice for Hospice Programs is available for NHPCO provider members to view online and purchase at NHPCO’s Marketplace.