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Afterwar : healing the moral injuries of our soldiers /

Nancy Sherman.

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Main Author: Sherman, Nancy
Published: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Topics: Soldiers - United States - Psychology. | Veterans - Mental health services - United States. | Soldiers - Mental health services - United States. | Combat - Psychological aspects. | Guilt and culture - United States. | Combat Disorders - therapy. | Combat Disorders - psychology. | Guilt. | Military Personnel - psychology. | Veterans - psychology. | Psychology, Military. | Soldater. | Krigsveteraner. | Psykisk hälsa. | Psykiatrisk vård. | Militärpsykologi. | PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy. | PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology. | PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health.
Regions: United States. | Förenta staterna.
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245 10|aAfterwar :|bhealing the moral injuries of our soldiers /|cNancy Sherman.
264 1|aNew York, NY :|bOxford University Press,|c[2015]
300 |axvii, 234 pages ;|c25 cm
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 213-226) and index.
505 0 |aReborn but dead -- Don't just tell me thank you -- They're my baby birds -- Recovering lost goodness -- Rebuilding trust -- Hope after war -- Homecoming -- Where they are now.
520 |aMovies like American Sniper and The Hurt Locker hint at the inner scars our soldiers incur during service in a war zone. The moral dimensions of their psychological injuries--guilt, shame, feeling responsible for doing wrong or being wronged-elude conventional treatment. Georgetown philosophy professor Nancy Sherman turns her focus to these moral injuries in Afterwar. She argues that psychology and medicine alone are inadequate to help with many of the most painful questions veterans are bringing home from war. Trained in both ancient ethics and psychoanalysis, and with twenty years of experience working with the military, Sherman draws on in-depth interviews with servicemen and women to paint a richly textured and compassionate picture of the moral and psychological aftermath of America's longest wars. She explores how veterans can go about reawakening their feelings without becoming re-traumatized; how they can replace resentment with trust; and the changes that need to be made in order for this to happen -- by military courts, VA hospitals, and the civilians who have been shielded from the heaviest burdens of war. 2.6 million soldiers are currently returning home from war, the greatest number since Vietnam. Facing an increase in suicides and post-traumatic stress, the military has embraced measures such as resilience training and positive psychology to heal mind as well as body. Sherman argues that some psychological wounds of war need a kind of healing through moral understanding that is the special province of philosophical engagement and listening.
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