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In this podcast, CPD Online Deputy Editor Dr Howard Ryland talks to Dr Peter Hughes about his experience of working in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. They discuss what comparisons can be drawn between Ebola and COVID-19 and examine the lessons we can learn from the psychosocial response seen in West Africa – from the perspective of patients, healthcare workers and wider society.
Date published: 28 April 2020
Presenter: Dr Howard
Audio running time: 22 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the background to the Ebola outbreak in
how the Ebola epidemic compares to the
how we can support good mental
healthcare during times of crisis
the interaction between clinical and
public health perspectives during an outbreak
practical tips to help patients, staff
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