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Ebola ‘Done Done’—But What Has It Left Behind?

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)1-16
JournalJournal of Constructivist Psychology
Journal publication date21 Jun 2017
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StateAccepted/In press - 21 Jun 2017

Abstract

Sierra Leone, a country that has been recovering from a brutal civil war, was in 2014 struck by a new crisis in the Ebola epidemic. This article reports on interviews and repertory grids completed by two groups of people who had been affected by the epidemic: amputee footballers who had lost family members or friends, and burial workers. The interviews and grids are analyzed in terms of the professional constructs of personal construct psychology, highlighting the anxiety, threat, guilt, and shame experienced by the participants; similarities in their construing of the Ebola epidemic and the civil war; and their positive anticipations of the future.

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