New Coping with Crisis

  • December 18, 2014
December 18, 2014

This issue of Coping with Crisis examines some of the possible psychosocial consequences of working in dangerous situations, and how workers can protect themselves.

It includes a briefing note on providing psychosocial support in epidemics, as well as recommendations for health care workers on how best to operate when offering psychosocial support in dangerous situations.

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  • No relief for relief workers? By Alastair Ager, Professor at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Volunteering in conflict situations. By Ea Suzanne Akasha, Psychosocial support delegate, Danish Red Cross
  • Easing the distress of Ebola-affected communities in West Africa. By Katherine Mueller, Communications delegate, IFRC
  • Ebola’s mind games. By Katherine Mueller, Communications delegate, IFRC
  • Providing Psychosocial Support During Epidemics: Briefing note for health care workers working with contagious diseases. By the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support
  • Recovering through play. By the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support
  • Supporting health-care staff and volunteers in danger. By Louise McCosker, Health Care in Danger Projects, ICRC
  • Health Care in Danger: Psychosocial support recommendations for health care personnel working in dangerous contexts. By Anjana Dayal De Prewitt, Senior Advisor vor community Mobilization, American Red Cross
  • Neutrality crucial amidst political controversies. By Eliza Cheung, Hong Kong Red Cross