Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Family Healthcare on Ship
If we are going with the assumption that you’ve decided to put families and children on your fictional ship, whether it’s a colonization ship, a school ship, or a deep space exploration ship such as the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, you need to think about medical and dental care. While a ship carrying just a crew of adults could get away with the minimum amount of healthcare a ship carrying children needs more. Not only do children get hurt more due to their natural curiosity, lack of experience on how to soften a fall, thinner bones, and weaker immune systems but they also need different specialty doctors and equipment at different ages. It would probably be best to have an OBGN on board for growing girls, healthy wives, and pregnant wives or girlfriends as well as a pediatrician and pedodontist for the children on board.