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Physician Encounters with Human Trafficking: Legal Consequences and Ethical Considerations

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, January 2017
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Title
Physician Encounters with Human Trafficking: Legal Consequences and Ethical Considerations
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AMA Journal of Ethics, January 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.1.ecas2-1701
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Abstract

There is growing recognition and evidence that health care professionals regularly encounter-though they may not identify-victims of human trafficking in a variety of health care settings. Identifying and responding appropriately to trafficking victims or survivors requires not only training in trauma-informed care but also consideration of the legal and ethical issues that arise when serving this vulnerable population. This essay examines three areas of law that are relevant to this case scenario: criminal law, with a focus on conspiracy; service provider regulations, with a focus on mandatory reporting laws; and human rights law. In addition to imposing a legal mandate, the law can inform ethical considerations about how health care professionals should respond to human trafficking.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 32%
Student > Bachelor 4 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Unspecified 3 14%
Other 3 14%
Other 7 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 27%
Social Sciences 6 27%
Unspecified 4 18%
Psychology 3 14%
Other 1 5%