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Staff Care and Humanitarian Aid Organizations: A Moral Obligation

Charlotte Min-Harris

This article suggests it is the moral imperative of humanitarian aid organizations to promote further research on effective coping strategies for staff care and self-care. Stressors are intrinsic to humanitarian aid work. However, organizations need to put aside "egos" and share experiences as a foundation for effective staff care systems. Burn-out can be avoided, which is crucial to sustained beneficiary support and organizational success.

The Applied Anthropologist, No. 2, Vol. 31, 2011, pp. 49 - 53

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