Study Guidelines

Latest Version Published Below: Aug 2011 (ver. 3.0) 

The following guidelines provide a general structure to care for seafarers following a piracy incident. These guidelines emerge from a study currently underway at the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) designed to develop recommendations for clinical assessment and intervention. SCI welcomes comments from interested parties as it develops specific guidelines to address the mental health impact of piracy on seafarers. This document addresses a continuum—from transiting high-risk areas without incident to prolonged captivity of seafarers.

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