Righting human wrongs
Physicians and medical students can come into contact with victims of sex trafficking. One doctor, fueled by data and determination, is trying to provide the know-how doctors need to help this population.
Preventing human trafficking: Resources for physicians
The American Medical Association encourages the education of physicians about human trafficking, including how to identify and report cases of suspected human trafficking to appropriate authorities, and how to address the victim's medical, legal and social needs.
Patient Support & Advocacy
You suspect a patient is being abused. What should you do?
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers guidance on what to do to help prevent, identify and treat violence and abuse.
3 ways to advance care for human trafficking victims
Physicians can play key roles in identifying and caring for victims of human trafficking, as well as informing improvements to evidence-based standards.
How physicians can identify, assist human trafficking victims
Physicians may see human trafficking victims more often than they realize. More than 60 percent reported going to a hospital or emergency department. Make a difference by learning how to identify victims and raise awareness.
Doctors uniquely suited to help human trafficking victims
The AMA adopted policy to help address human trafficking. The policy calls for physician education so they can identify and report suspected cases of human trafficking to the appropriate authorities while ensuring victims have the medical, legal and social resources they need.
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