Let me know if this has been talked about on the forums. For the safety of the people onboard I was wondering what types of doctors would need to be present on a seastead at all times. I am thinking of the seastead as a small town so what types of doctors would need to be present to ensure the citizens were properly taken care of and no body died. I think it would be a bad idea to have to take people back to land every time someone got seriously hurt or needed medical assistance.
Emergency Medicine Doctor: This is one that I think has to be on the stead at all times.
Obstetrician: This is assuming that people will be procreating on the stead.
Dentist: I think it would be silly to have to transport a dentist back and forth. So why not have one on board.
Psychiatrist: I think it might be a good idea to have one considering this has never been done before on a grand scale.
Surgeon: Most operations need to be done as soon as possible so it would be nice to have a surgeon available.
And of course Nurses!
What do you guys think? What types of doctors would need to permanently be on a autonomous seastead? Did I miss any or some of these unnecessary?
it just depends on the size of the seastead, and the characteristics of its occupants. the larger the population gets the more specialized the doctors would be. in the case of my bergstead there wouldnt be any doctors because its a single family island. but it is near the shore so help is not too far away.
Ideally, the seastead community would benefit from the lack of medical laws and would provide a benefit as an offshore medical facility. Then you will have many quality doctors at a decent price.
Think about small rural communities. They typically have a family doctor in town. Anything major such as surgery or emergency requires transport to a medical facility. A family doctor should be able to deliver babies.
I agree that it would be a lot easier if we just transported serious patients back to land but that’s assuming we have rescue groups on stand by. Im sure that the ones in place now might not be able to respond as quickly as we might like. Also your seastead could be extremely far from land if it moved alot. So maybe setting up some kind of emergency fast rescue transport for seastead residents might be the answer.