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The mental health of seafarers.

@article{Iversen2012TheMH,
  title={The mental health of seafarers.},
  author={Robert T. B. Iversen},
  journal={International maritime health},
  year={2012},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={
          78-89
        }
}
  • R. Iversen
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • International maritime health
BACKGROUND The objectives of this paper are to review published and unpublished information on the mental health of seafarers in order to 1) provide a window on the current status of seafarers' mental health; 2) establish whether the mental health of seafarers in many cases continues to be very poor; 3) describe two current projects to improve the mental health of seafarers; and 4) suggest an industry-wide effort to improve the mental health of seafarers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A review of… Expand
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