Reflections of Australian Military Chaplains in Southeast Asia, 1962-1972: A Case Study in Oral History
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.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting (ISTSS)
Reams, Melissa, David Adams, Sara S. Plaspohl.
"Reflections of Australian Military Chaplains in Southeast Asia, 1962-1972: A Case Study in Oral History."
Community Health Faculty Presentations.