Human Trafficking and Health Care Professionals: Assessment of Medical and Nursing Education Programs' Curricula on Recognizing and Helping Victims of Human Trafficking
Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Health, Health care professionals, Health education curricula, Human trafficking
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.
Sharshenkulov, N. (2012). Human Trafficking and Health Care Professionals: Assessment of Medical and Nursing Education Programs' Curricula on Recognizing and Helping Victims of Human Trafficking (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1180