School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Active Duty Medicine, Operational Medicine, Military Medicine, Special Forces Medicine
Critical Care Nursing | Nursing | Nursing Administration
Zuccarelli, Kristina Marie, "Improving the Practice Model in a Military Clinic" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1871.
Military members and their families face numerous stressors due to the unique lifestyle of this career (Lester, 2011). The occupational impact on these members creates a highly stressful and physically demanding environment with low morale, chronic medical complaints, and poor mental health for these individuals. This project incorporated the current patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model and fused it with the operational medical model for all the active duty members in this unit. The combination of models allowed the provider to have a better understanding of the population’s needs. By embedding in the units, the provider developed a team approach to disease prevention, health awareness, injury reduction, and allowed for better access to care. The team and leadership worked together and determined the needs of the population and developed a plan to meet those needs.