Abstract Title

Would Training for Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses Decrease Human Trafficking Rates?

Faculty Mentor Name

Karen Meunier

Format Preference

Oral Presentation

Abstract

Human trafficking has been around for centuries. However, what most people do not know is that it is more prevalent in today’s society than it has ever been in history. It is happening all around us without anyone even realizing. The way human trafficking rings work has changed dramatically within the last decade—causing government officials not being able to solve the problem. One of the biggest problems is that human trafficking victims often do not ask for help—causing the problem to grow bigger and undetected. One potential method to start decreasing human trafficking rates is by training Emergency Room doctors and nurses how to identify human trafficking victims in the Emergency Room. From there, the victims can then start to be helped— and hopefully, brought out of the vicious grasps of their pimps.

Location

AC1-114

Start Date

4-10-2015 12:30 PM

End Date

4-10-2015 12:45 PM

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Would Training for Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses Decrease Human Trafficking Rates?

AC1-114

Human trafficking has been around for centuries. However, what most people do not know is that it is more prevalent in today’s society than it has ever been in history. It is happening all around us without anyone even realizing. The way human trafficking rings work has changed dramatically within the last decade—causing government officials not being able to solve the problem. One of the biggest problems is that human trafficking victims often do not ask for help—causing the problem to grow bigger and undetected. One potential method to start decreasing human trafficking rates is by training Emergency Room doctors and nurses how to identify human trafficking victims in the Emergency Room. From there, the victims can then start to be helped— and hopefully, brought out of the vicious grasps of their pimps.