Human trafficking is considered a form of modern-day slavery. It is a multi-billion-dollar industry and occurs in all parts of the world. It is believed that at the latest count, over 20 million people, from all walks of life, have been victims of human trafficking. From child sex trafficking to forced labor (farmworkers, domestic servants, and construction workers), these victims have been denied their freedom, their livelihood (earned wages), and are often subjected to inhumane living conditions and unsafe working environments.
The purpose of this educational offering is to familiarize the healthcare professional with the issues of human trafficking, including recognition of potential victims, identification of support services available for victims of human trafficking, and acknowledgment of the legal obligations of healthcare providers when caring for potential victims of human trafficking.
This course meets the Texas Board of Nursing requirements for continuing education on the subject of human trafficking and is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in accordance with House Bill 2059 (2019).
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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Overview of Human Trafficking
Chapter 2: Health Impacts of Human Trafficking
Chapter 3: Identification, Assessment, Response
Chapter 4: Community Resources and Services Available
Chapter 5: References
Maureen graduated nursing school in 1981 and has spent her years in the Emergency and Trauma field, including nursing positions as the Emergency Department Manager, Director of Staff Education, Trauma Coordinator, Cardiology Nurse Navigator, and Stroke Program Manager.Read Full Bio