Time Tested Books
is pleased to present
reading / discussion / Q&A
Wounds of War:
How the VA Delivers Health, Healing
and Hope to the Nation's Veterans
Thursday, January 10th, 7:00pm
In Wounds of War, award-winning journalist Suzanne Gordon gives voice to veterans and VA caregivers. . . .
This high stakes controversy led Suzanne Gordon, an award-winning journalist and author, to seek insight from veterans and their families, VHA staff and administrators, veterans’ organizations, and proponents of privatization. Gordon spent five years closely observing how the VHA cares for patients suffering from complex service-related injuries, both physical and mental.
Gordon describes how the VHA—tasked with a challenging patient population—does a better job than private sector institutions offering primary and geriatric care, mental health and home care services, and support for patients nearing the end of life. The VHA, Gordon argues, is an integrated health care system worthy of wider emulation, rather than piecemeal dismantling for the benefit of private contractors. In the unusual culture of solidarity between patients and providers fostered by the VHA, the author finds a working model for higher quality health care for all Americans that is not based on “for-profit” medicine.
“Wounds of War highlights what the average American rarely gets to see in the news media but what many veterans know first-hand: day in and day out—and with little fanfare—the Veterans Health Administration provides high quality, patient-centered care to millions of our nation’s veterans.”
— U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
SUZANNE GORDON is co-editor of a Cornell University Press series on The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work. She has written or co-authored many books, most recently The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare and Beyond The Checklist.
This event is FREE & all are welcome