Understanding Human Trafficking in the Nursing Sector


Human trafficking accounts for the largest portion of victims and profits in the ever-present tragedy of human trafficking. Human trafficking is more commonly referred to as Modern Day Slavery because it exists when men, women, and children are forced into physically laborious situations to profit another individual.  The U.S Department of Health and Human Services reports that globally human trafficking is the second largest form of organized crime and fastest growing (The U.S. Department, 2011).


The nurse will be able to explore the issue of human trafficking and identify, as well as communicate with, potential victims of trafficking.


This independent study was developed by: Christina Conrad, LSW, Anti-Human Trafficking Case Manager, The Salvation Army, Columbus, Ohio. Revisions and updates were made by Ruth Downing, MSN, RN, CNP-SANE-A, Founder and President, Forensic Healthcare Consulting.  The authors and planning committee members have declared no conflict of interest.

1.25 contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of this independent study.

The Ohio Nurses Association  is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Disclaimer: Information in this study is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal and/or medical advice.

Expires: 9/2018

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