‘I am passionate about caring for the carers’

We speak to Fiona Dunkley, author of Psychosocial Support for Humanitarian Aid Workers: A Roadmap of Trauma and Critical Incident Care (Routledge)

You dedicate the book to a friend who ‘died giving her life to humanitarian aid work’.
Sadly, this friend became fatally ill due to the work she was committed to. Her story was definitely part of the motivation for writing this book. I often experience emergency first responders and humanitarian aid workers sacrificing their own self-care for the greater cause. I have supported thousands of individuals in recovery from trauma, burnout, and high levels of anxiety and

 

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