Case Study: Is Your Patient a Victim of Human Trafficking?

Most healthcare providers are aware of their role and responsibility to identify and report victims of child abuse, elder neglect, and domestic violence. However, there is another type of abuse that is on the rise and being reported in every state throughout the nation. In 2016, human trafficking cases reported in the United States rose over 36 percent from 2015, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline statistics.

Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker exploits another individual with force, fraud, or ...

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