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Blog Post Examines Risk-Benefit Analysis For U.S. Institutions Supporting HCWs Volunteering In Ebola-Affected West Africa

PLOS “Speaking of Medicine”: Supporting Those Who Go to Fight Ebola
Michelle Mello of Stanford University, Maria Merritt of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Scott Halpern of the University of Pennsylvania “discuss health care institutions’ responsibilities to support their employees’ volunteer efforts in Ebola-affected regions. … The concerns that may motivate hospitals to discourage volunteers do not outweigh the countervailing considerations. At a minimum, institutions ought not to impede service; ideally, they would promote it…” (12/17).