Title

Reflections of Australian Military Chaplains in Southeast Asia, 1962-1972: A Case Study in Oral History

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

11-5-2011

Abstract

An extensive amount of research has been conducted on the manner in which war affects combat military personnel. Numerous investigators have concluded that the experience of war exerts a profound impact on combatants, leaving many with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many non-combatants (e.g., corpsmen, medics, chaplains, etc.) also may witness the horrors of war, yet little research has examined their effect on this cohort. Chaplains, serving in a centuries-old military role, may serve on the front lines. Providing comfort to the sick, wounded, and dying, they may become intimately enmeshed with the combatants‟ war experience.

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting (ISTSS)

Location

Baltimore, MD

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