Emergencies preparedness, response

Psychological first aid during Ebola virus disease outbreaks

Authors:
WHO

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Publication details

Number of pages: 60
Publication date: 2014
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 154884 7

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Overview

This guide focuses on psychological first aid, which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is an adaptation of the Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers adapted to better respond to the challenges of Ebola virus disease outbreaks.

Ebola poses specific problems for affected people (e.g., stigmatization, isolation, fear, and possible abandonment), their caregivers and responders (e.g., safety, access to updated information).

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