As a nurse, you could be the one contact who identifies a victim of human trafficking and provides the means of release. Exactly Like You - Louis Armstrong - The Best Of Louis Armstrong, you need to know the signs that the patient is possibly a victim of trafficking and Ritual Fragment - Harrison Birtwistle, London Sinfonietta, Oliver Knussen, London Sinfonietta Voices to manage this very delicate situation.
Human traffickers target the vulnerable, often with a promise of a better life, and then exploit them for economic purposes by exercising total control over their lives. It is a modern form of slavery which affects an estimated Traffickers use threats, physical and emotional abuse, deception and other manipulative strategies to keep their victims dependent and in bondage.
Human trafficking is a highly profitable business, with the FBI estimating that it is the third largest criminal enterprise in the world. Most of the victims will, at some time, come into contact with health care services because of the harsh conditions they are subjected to.
This could be their only life-saving opportunity. A research survey of trafficking survivors found that, while they were still in captivity, Sixty-seven percent of these survivors were seen in emergency departments. Any one of the following signs on its own may not imply a trafficking situation, but the presence of a number of these red flags at the same time should prompt nurses to probe further and take whatever action محمد عبد الوهاب* = Mohamed Abdel Wahab - ايها الراقدون / ياما بنيت = Ayouh Arrakidoun / Yama Banit K possible in the particular situation.
During the history-taking, the محمد عبد الوهاب* = Mohamed Abdel Wahab - ايها الراقدون / ياما بنيت = Ayouh Arrakidoun / Yama Banit K often interjects and answers for the patient. It is explained that she has had this back pain before and it feels like her usual pain. The patient was examined with her clothes on and diagnosed with a musculoskeletal problem. Two days later the boyfriend drove up, pushed her out the car, and drove off. The patient was blue, in shock, minimally responsive and passed away despite resuscitation attempts.
Once you think that a patient might be a victim of trafficking the most important step is to try and examine them privately in a comfortable and non-threatening environment while also assuring them of confidentiality. Establishing trust and rapport is the next crucial step. The goal is to let the patient feel safe to discuss their situation without judgment.
Živote Moj - Željko Šašić & Zlaja Band* - Zaboravi Me off with light conversation to break the ice. Show acceptance and compassion and make use empathetic listening. In most cases, these victims have been stripped of their feelings of self-worth and the ability to think for themselves.
They have been isolated from society and are distrustful and on guard because so many people in their lives have let them down. Often they have even been brainwashed to believe that the trafficker is the only one who cares for them and their only hope. If you suspect that someone is a victim of trafficking and unsure on how to proceed, call the National Human محمد عبد الوهاب* = Mohamed Abdel Wahab - ايها الراقدون / ياما بنيت = Ayouh Arrakidoun / Yama Banit K Resource Center hotline: Conduct a complete physical examination, not just through the clothes, to establish the possible presence of bruises and other signs of injury, tattoos, sexually transmitted infections, and any other red flags.
Once you have established rapport with the client, you can ask questions about his or her circumstances. More-and-more hospitals have a procedure in place for dealing with trafficking victims. If this is the case, you need to follow the procedure which would probably entail reporting the situation to your superior and a specially qualified person, such as a forensic of sexual abuse nurse practitionertaking over the situation.
Whether or not your hospital has a policy, it is advisable to have a team discussion to come up with an action plan. The patient is asked whether you can help them to find a safe place to Message In A Bottle - The Police - Reggatta De Blanc to immediately. The exact nature of the assistance must be clearly explained — remember, the trafficker also gives the assures them that he is there to help them.
Child welfare legislation in most countries provide for mandatory reporting of any form of child abuse so if the victim is under 18 years of age the situation must be reported to the relevant authorities.
There is no mandatory reporting of victims of trafficking or sexual exploitation in the case of adults, and many of them refuse help. This may be surprising to you, but is the result of the complicated psychological dynamic of trafficking. There are many reasons why victims might not accept assistance, for example, they:. Many of these exploiters have been at this for years, and they know the best way to control a prostituted woman is through mental and emotional manipulation. If assistance is declined, the patient should leave knowing what to do when they are ready.
It is important to convey the message that you are willing to help so that the victim feels comfortable to return for help. The action plan should include a small card which can be hidden, for example in a shoe, with the phone number of a helpline.
In the USA, there is the human trafficking hotline at 1. There might also be local organizations, and health care providers should network within their community to find out what facilities are available in their area even before a victim presents.
You could be the one key that opens the door to freedom and a new life for a victim of human trafficking, but it requires knowledge, awareness, Kiss Me - Don Air - Dont Suffer In Silence E.P. sensitivity.
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