This case involves a veteran who sustained life-altering injuries from a bomb while in combat. The veteran suffered third-degree burns over a portion of her body, required below the knee amputation of her left leg, and lost her vision. Following her surgery, she continued to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal thoughts. An expert in holistic care with specific experience aiding injured veterans was sought to conduct a holistic evaluation of the patient and recommend psychotherapy treatments to aid in the recovery process.
Question(s) For Expert Witness
- 1. Please describe your background with holistic care.
- 2. Have you ever worked on a similar case? Please explain.
Expert Witness Response E-024922
I have worked with a number of veterans with PTSD as well as patients with vision impairment. My practice is a unique compilation of medicine, spiritual guidance, hypnotherapy and individual counseling. As a nurse practitioner, I offer a conventional psychiatric mental health including medication management or a more holistic and integrative approach. I’m comfortable providing either. Sessions may include mental health, counseling, personal and spiritual coaching. I may teach powerful mind-body healing techniques such as emotional freedom technique tapping and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). My favorite that I use myself and have found great success with is hypnotherapy. I am glad to see this patient and treat in any way I can.