Mello, M., Merritt, M., and Halpern, S. (2015). Supporting Those Who Go To Fight Ebola. PLoS Medicine. 12(1):e1001781.
This article reviews the challenges and opportunities faced by health care providers and academic medical centers who volunteer to provide support to areas heavily impacted by the Ebola outbreak. The authors provide insight on the importance of supporting the moral and ethical duties of health care providers who volunteer to heal and treat those impacted by Ebola, while highlighting risks associated with prolonged provider absences, and ensuring the safety of both practitioners and institutions upon their return.