The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking

  title={The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking},
  author={Donna Sabella},
  journal={AJN, American Journal of Nursing},
  • D. Sabella
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Political Science
  • AJN, American Journal of Nursing
OverviewHuman trafficking, also called modern slavery, happens worldwide—and the United States is no exception. Within our borders, thousands of foreign nationals and U.S. citizens, many of them children, are forced or coerced into sex work or various forms of labor every year. Nurses and other health care providers who encounter victims of trafficking often don't realize it, and opportunities to intervene are lost. Although no one sign can demonstrate with certainty when someone is being… 
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