Focus On: Human Trafficking

Page reviewed and updated: February 2022

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security defines human trafficking as “the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” While there are many misconceptions, it’s important to remember that human trafficking can occur in any community to any person of any age, race, gender, or nationality. Nurses are on the front lines of health care and we have a responsibility to stay informed on this global issue so that we can recognize victims, collaborate with law enforcement and other professionals, and ensure safe and effective care.

CE COLLECTION: Human Trafficking

Difference.pngWe are excited to announce the successful results from the Human Trafficking CE Collection! This collection was previously priced at $10.00 for a limited time to increase awareness and raise money for a good cause. As a result, a total of $3,780 had been collected and was donated to the Polaris Project, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.

Our team at Lippincott NursingCenter thanks you for your commitment to lifelong learning and your generosity in helping us raise thousands of dollars to support the Polaris Project. We extend our gratitude to our members for making a difference!



NCPD Mental Health Problems Among Youth Experiencing Sex Trafficking 
March 2021
NCPD Child Labor Trafficking Essentials for Forensic Nurses
Journal of Forensic Nursing
October/December 2020
NCPD Child Trafficking Victims in Pediatric Surgical Environments: Implications for Nursing Care and Advocacy
Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing
October/December 2020
Clinical Nurse Leaders Address a Call to Action on Human Trafficking
Journal of Nursing Care Quality
July/September 2020
Clinical Nurses: Leading Through the Complexity of Human Trafficking
Nursing Administration Quarterly
July/September 2020
Using Sexual Assault Training to Improve Human Trafficking Education
May 2020

Characteristics and Healthcare Needs of Women Who Are Trafficked for Sex in the United States: An Integrative Literature Review
Journal of Forensic Nursing
January/March 2020
Recognizing Victims of a Hidden Crime: Human Trafficking Victims in Your Pediatric Trauma Bay
Journal of Trauma Nursing
January/February 2020

Human Trafficking: Important Facts & Potential Indicators [Infographic]
Lippincott NursingCenter
January 2020

Human Sex Trafficking
Topics in Obstetrics & Gynecology

July 2019

Using Survivors' Voices to Guide the Identification and Care of Trafficked Persons by U.S. Health Care Professionals: A Systematic Review
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
July/September 2019
NCPD Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Update for the Forensic Nurse
Journal of Forensic Nursing
June 2019
Knowledge Regarding Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and the Feasibility of Using a Smartphone Application: A Pilot Study
Journal of Forensic Nursing
June 2019
Sex Trafficking: A Concept Analysis for Health Care Providers
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
April/June 2019
The Tragedy of Trafficking of Women and Children
MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing
January/February 2019
Breaking the Cycle of Human Trafficking
AJN, American Journal of Nursing
December 2018
Human Trafficking: Clinical Assessment Guideline
Journal of Trauma Nursing
September/October 2018
NCPD Hidden in Plain Sight: A Guide to Human Trafficking for Home Healthcare Clinicians
Home Healthcare Now
September/October 2018
RIGHTS: Response Initiative Guiding Human Trafficking Services
Journal of Forensic Nursing
July/September 2018
Human Trafficking: How Nurses Can Make a Difference
Journal of Forensic Nursing
April/June 2018
An Ecological Approach Toward Prevention and Care of Victims of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
Journal of Forensic Nursing
April/June 2018
NCPD Update: What Nurses Need to Know About Human Trafficking
Journal of Christian Nursing

January/March 2018

Victims of human trafficking: Hiding in plain sight

March 2017
NCPD Identification and Management of Human Trafficking Victims in the Emergency Department
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

January/March 2017
Human Trafficking: Listening to the Victim
Home Healthcare Now

February 2017
NCPD The Anatomy of Human Trafficking: Learning About the Blues: A Healthcare Provider's Guide
Journal of Forensic Nursing

April/June 2016
NCPD A multidisciplinary response to commercial sexual exploitation of children
The Nurse Practitioner

November 2016

NCPD The Truth About Human Trafficking
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!

November/December 2015
NCPD Helping Human Trafficking Victims In Our Backyard
Journal of Christian Nursing

January/March 2012

NCPD The Role of the Nurse in Combating Human Trafficking
AJN, American Journal of Nursing

February 2011