As Ebola Concerns Mount Psychology Offers Guidance on Health-Risks Communication
American Psychological Association (2014). As Ebola Concerns Mount, Psychology Offers Guidance on Health-Risks Communication.
This webpage (created during the 2014 Ebola outbreak) is geared towards medical risk communicators and emphasizes that fear and other emotions can interfere with community members' judgment and behavior, particularly during an Ebola outbreak. This makes it extremely important to evaluate and test messages before releasing them to the public, and tailor messages to various audiences (e.g., young people, limited or non-English speakers, the elderly).
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