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System opieki nad weteranami w Stanach Zjednoczonych


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System of care for veterans in the United States

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Due to the nature of contemporary armed conflicts and the resulting operations, the "problem" of a new social group, traditionally called veter- ans, was born. It was a reasonable duty of the states to provide assistance to injured and wounded soldiers (damage to physical and mental health), returning from military operations abroad, and to their families. As Poland strives to create the proper care system, it is important to analyse how other countries have solved this problem. The passing of the Act of 19 Aug 2011 on Foreign Mission Veterans has created the possibility of building a system of care for veterans in Poland. The purpose of this paper is to identify and explain the assumptions underlying the system of care for veterans in the United States. Moreover, the author has carried out a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) analysis of the discussed system.



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