Human Trafficking: Addressing Need for Common Nomenclature and Inclusion in Nursing Curriculum
Karen L. Hoblet, Kira Butler, Rebecca Kuhn, Heather Perne, Phillips, Kelly

Background: Human trafficking is a crime against humanity and research has confirmed that thousands of individuals are trafficked each year in the United States. The literature identified nurses and other healthcare workers as being positioned to identify and intercede with victims of human trafficking. Nurses are clinically placed in urgent care centers, emergency departments, and physician offices where victims of human trafficking may be taken for treatment of illness and injury. Currently there is little content that is covered in schools and colleges of nursing to prepare nurses to advocate effectively for victims of human trafficking. No systematic review of the literature on human trafficking and resultant publication for nursing education has been noted in the literature. Purpose: This study will attempt to remedy the gap in the literature by conducting a systematic review examining: 1) definitions and nomenclature pertaining to human trafficking, 2) theoretical components as they apply to human trafficking, and 3) need for human trafficking content inclusion in nursing education curriculum.

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