Interview a Military Veteran
Your assignment is to interview a military veteran. Ask the veteran the questions listed below and an additional question of your interest. Write a 4-5 page report on your interview, not counting the cover sheet or reference page and submit it for grading. Use APA format. If you are a veteran, please interview a veteran who you think may have had different experiences from your own, such as one of a different age range, or who served in a different location or branch of service.
What was his/her branch of service?
When and where did he/she serve and for how long
Was he/she deployed or involved in combat? Where, and for how long?
What was his/her job assignment or area of work?
What did the veteran go on to do after service?
Does the veteran use any VA services of any kind? Why or why not?
What is the veteran’s opinion on healthcare services for veterans?
What would the veteran change about his/her healthcare if he/she had the opportunity or ability?
Your question ________________________________
At the end, ask the following open-ended question:Is there anything that you would like to add that we didn’t talk about during this interview?
Include a substantive reflection at the end of your report. Include your observations about the veteran during the interview. Did the veteran seem relaxed, tentative, enthusiastic etc…? Include your thoughts and feelings regarding the interview, insights, areas that you would like to know more about, and understanding that you gained that will help you to better care for today’s veteran.