Human Trafficking Victim Identification, Assessment, and Intervention Strategies in South Texas Emergency DepartmentsHuman-trafficking victims seek assistance for health issues in emergency departments. This point of contact provides an opportunity for screening and identification of the victim’s situation, enabling intervention.
Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Emergency DepartmentHealth care is being challenged both nationally and globally as a result of the significant expansion of human trafficking (HT). Every day, people are being bought, sold, and smuggled like modern-day slaves. Victims are used solely for the purposes of sexual exploitation, labor, and services. HT is a transnational criminal enterprise that recognizes neither boundaries nor borders. The frequency of HT is nondeterminable. There are no absolute documented statistics that show a prevalence of HT, as most of it is covert.
Educating Emergency Department Staff on the Identification and Treatment of Human Trafficking VictimsHospitalization is one of the few circumstances in which the lives of trafficking victims intersect with the general population. Based on survivor testimonies, the majority of human trafficking victims may receive medical treatment in a hospital’s emergency department while in captivity. With evidenced-based training, ED personnel have a better opportunity to screen persons who are being trafficked and intervene on their behalf.
Nurses' Perceptions of Victims of Human Trafficking in an Urban Emergency Department: A Qualitative StudyHuman trafficking is estimated to surpass the drug trade as the leading illegal industry in the world. According to a recent study, over 87.8% of trafficking survivors came into contact with a healthcare professional while they were enslaved and were not identified as a victim of human trafficking. The aims of this study are to understand the perceptions of emergency nurses about human trafficking, victims of violence, and prostitution.