Vermont VA to Make Some Veterans' Stories Part of Record
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - Vermonts only veterans hospital is going to be joining six other Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in making the life stories of some veterans a part of their medical record.
The program, called My Life, My Story, was started by the VA Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, two years ago. The program is being expanded with help from a grant from the VA Office of Patient Centered Care.
Madison VA therapist Thor Ringler says the stories are a way to connect providers with veterans over something thats real and meaningful.
Project staff and volunteers conduct the interviews. They then review it with the veteran and, with veteran approval, add the story to the veterans medical record.
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