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Exploring the link between PTSD and resiliency factors in Ebola aid workers

05 April 2020

This study aims to find if there is a link between resiliency factors and the prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after a pandemic response, focusing in this case on the Ebola crisis in West Africa.


  • Over 18 years of age
  • Participated in Ebola relief between 2015 and 2018
  • Deployed to West Africa for a minimum of 1 month
  • Fluent English speaker, reader, and writer

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Ethical approval

The Faculty of Life Sciences and Education Ethics Group at the University of South Wales ethically approved study on March 18, 2020.

About the researcher

Candace Taylor is an Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McMaster University in 2011 and is currently pursuing her Masters in Disaster Healthcare from the University of South Wales.
Currently Candace is serving on the front lines at the Foothills Medical Centre Intensive Care Unit assisting in the Covid-19 crisis.

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