The aim of this guide is to steer both seafarers and health professionals through their encounters with one another in ways that improve outcomes and contribute to ensuring that both the general and special health care needs of seafarers are met. The focus of this guide is on seafarers based in the UK, but many … Continued
Preventative exercises are a vital means to help avoid injury caused by the physical demands and repetitive nature of work as a seafarer. Repetitive strain injuries and musculoskeletal issues, often caused by heavy lifting, are common long-term health issues reported by seafarers.
Report from our landmark research study conducted with the Yale University Maritime Research Center titled ‘Seafarers Health: Research to Date and Current Practices’, incorporates a review of the published literature on seafarer health and wellbeing, including recommendations to improve health and wellbeing among this population, practices implemented by the industry, as well barriers to full … Continued
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve crew health, the Seafarers Hospital Society has launched a discussion paper titled ‘Seafarers’ Health: On Course for a Culture of Care’ which outlines a data tracking framework for seafarer wellbeing. The paper offers industry stakeholders minimally disruptive, cost effective and viable measures to implement a culture of … Continued