Posted: April 3, 2020

Identifying Human Trafficking Victims: A Guide for Clinicians

Description

This resource describes human trafficking in the United States and serves as a guide for the detection and management of its victims in a clinical setting. Common red flags and physical findings are outlined to help clinicians identify potential victims. Additionally, recommendations are given for the workup and management of these patients to promote optimal outcomes. Resources that may assist clinicians throughout this process are listed and described. Finally, a case study is presented to highlight some of the challenges that may arise when evaluating potential victims.

Authors

Andrew Bacyinski, DPT, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Danielle Murphy, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Dilara Turk, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Emma Hickman, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Eric Denha, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Firas Askar, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional

Domain

Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Self-Directed Learning

Keywords

Human Trafficking, Sex trafficking, Victim Identification