Defense Date

5-29-2012

Graduation Date

2012

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

MA

Department

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Joseph Yenerall

Committee Member

Moni McIntyre

Keywords

Health, Health care professionals, Health education curricula, Human trafficking

Abstract

This study was conducted with the focus on medical and nursing education programs in the U.S. in order to learn if they include training for their students on dealing with victims of human trafficking. In order to address this goal, the survey among professors and instructors of 650 randomly selected medical and nursing education programs was conducted, where they were asked if their programs' curricula include training on recognizing victims of trafficking, as well as providing them with health care services and assistance to escape from their traffickers. The analysis of 116 received responses revealed that the majority of medical and nursing education programs do not train their students on recognizing victims of trafficking, and providing them with relevant assistance.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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