Navigating ‘riskscapes’: The experiences of international health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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Navigating ‘riskscapes’ : The experiences of international health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. / Gee, Stephanie; Skovdal, Morten.

In: Health & Place, Vol. 45, 05.2017, p. 173-180.

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Gee, S & Skovdal, M 2017, 'Navigating ‘riskscapes’: The experiences of international health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa', Health & Place, vol. 45, pp. 173-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.016

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Gee, S., & Skovdal, M. (2017). Navigating ‘riskscapes’: The experiences of international health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health & Place, 45, 173-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.016

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Gee S, Skovdal M. Navigating ‘riskscapes’: The experiences of international health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health & Place. 2017 May;45:173-180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.016

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Gee, Stephanie ; Skovdal, Morten. / Navigating ‘riskscapes’ : The experiences of international health care workers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In: Health & Place. 2017 ; Vol. 45. pp. 173-180.

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