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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307969
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Human Trafficking and the Global Human Rights Violations
Author(s):
Crane, Patricia A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
ALPHA DELTA
Author Details:
Patricia A. Crane, PhD, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, pacrane@utmb.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Human Trafficking is not just the genre for popular movie. It is real for the practicing nurse who needs to be prepared when called. The purpose here is to discuss the third largest and lucrative industry third only to guns and drugs and the important role that nurses have played and will continue to play in screening, assessing, and caring for this marginalized groups of men, women, and children. Trafficking in persons and organized and planned violations of human rights, such as rape and genocide is a global public health problem. The U. S. Department of State estimates that 17,500 women and children are trafficked annually within and into the U. S. as sex workers and another 20,000 men, women, and children are trafficked as pawns in the third largest and lucrative (US$9.5billion annually) industry in the world. The world watches human trafficking and the staggering upward spiral in genocide in the name of religion, ethnicity, research, and political beliefs. Nurses have a unique responsibility to screen and provide a valuable contribution in a form of eyewitness documentation, photographic evidence, or fact and/or expert witness testimony that could lead to evidence-based care, follow-up, and prosecution of these crimes to humanity. We will provide case examples where nurses served as effective, objective, and convincing advocates for these atrocities and are instrumental in giving voices to those who are silenced by peoples’ inhumanities. Specific barriers to the prosecution of sexual violations, rape, and genocide are discussed such as, lack of international definitions and codes governing forensic work, need for clearer delineation of multiple forensic team members’ scope of work, methods of data collection and analyses, ownership of work products, and the need for more extensive support and protection of local and international witnesses, including nurses during or after civil war.
Keywords:
Human rights violations; Eye-witness testimony; Human trafficking
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHuman Trafficking and the Global Human Rights Violationsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrane, Patricia A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentALPHA DELTAen_GB
dc.author.detailsPatricia A. Crane, PhD, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, pacrane@utmb.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307969-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Human Trafficking is not just the genre for popular movie. It is real for the practicing nurse who needs to be prepared when called. The purpose here is to discuss the third largest and lucrative industry third only to guns and drugs and the important role that nurses have played and will continue to play in screening, assessing, and caring for this marginalized groups of men, women, and children. Trafficking in persons and organized and planned violations of human rights, such as rape and genocide is a global public health problem. The U. S. Department of State estimates that 17,500 women and children are trafficked annually within and into the U. S. as sex workers and another 20,000 men, women, and children are trafficked as pawns in the third largest and lucrative (US$9.5billion annually) industry in the world. The world watches human trafficking and the staggering upward spiral in genocide in the name of religion, ethnicity, research, and political beliefs. Nurses have a unique responsibility to screen and provide a valuable contribution in a form of eyewitness documentation, photographic evidence, or fact and/or expert witness testimony that could lead to evidence-based care, follow-up, and prosecution of these crimes to humanity. We will provide case examples where nurses served as effective, objective, and convincing advocates for these atrocities and are instrumental in giving voices to those who are silenced by peoples’ inhumanities. Specific barriers to the prosecution of sexual violations, rape, and genocide are discussed such as, lack of international definitions and codes governing forensic work, need for clearer delineation of multiple forensic team members’ scope of work, methods of data collection and analyses, ownership of work products, and the need for more extensive support and protection of local and international witnesses, including nurses during or after civil war.en_GB
dc.subjectHuman rights violationsen_GB
dc.subjectEye-witness testimonyen_GB
dc.subjectHuman traffickingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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