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Document ID (ISN)101035
CIS number 03-478
ISSN - Serial title 0815-6409 - Journal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mayhew C.
Title Suicide and seafarers: A pilot study
Bibliographic information Aug. 2002, Vol.18, No.4, p.375-381. 34 ref.
Abstract This article provides a brief overview of the working environment of deep-sea seafarers, legislation, safety and health hazards, and factors that contribute to a situation where suicide is contemplated. While the original focus of the study was to analyse the causes of traumatic fatalities among seafarers on ships on the United Kingdom registry, suicide emerged as a key variable. It is argued that work environment factors that contribute to fatigue and stress experienced by seafarers are likely to be closely linked to suicide. These risk factors include long hours of wok, limited rest and recreation time, poor sleep quality, excessive fatigue, homesickness, poor communication links with home, depression and poor health status.
Descriptors (primary) suicide; risk factors; sea transport; ships
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; state of health; depressive neurosis; stress factors; psychology and sociology; conditions of work; fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Water transportation
Psychological factors