The UK Club reported a case of a crew member who was recently repatriated after a period of insomnia and heart palpitations. The crew member was examined by physicians and diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder. Adjustment Disorder is a psychological condition that happens when a person cannot deal with a stressor or a recurrent event causing stress.
Dr. Phil Sharples, Senior Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare Global Medical, discussed how mainstream healthcare is embracing technology to deliver higher quality medical care and how some of these initiatives could apply to the maritime industry.
During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA team met with Mr. Dave White, Global Director of Sales and Proposition – Medical, UnitedHealthcare Global, for an exclusive interview on good mental health for crews onboard. In the maritime field, the company provides medics and doctors to ships and rigs globally.
The US Center for Disease Control issued a Travel Health Alert Notice regarding Measles outbreaks in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, noting that measles remains a common disease in these regions. CDC warned that anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of getting infected when they travel internationally.
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