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From The CriticsReviewer: Anna L. Jarrett, PhD, ACNP-ACNS,(University of Arkansas)
Description: This is a handy toolkit for nursing interventions for victims of sex trafficking. It is a valuable resource for nurses who need information about sex trafficking and its clinical consequences.
Purpose: According to the editor, this book is designed to raise awareness and provide helpful information to nurses with the hope they can more comprehensively care for this particular vulnerable population, a worthy objective.
Audience: Although written for emergency room nurses, the book is appropriate as an education reference for any nurse or nurse practitioner.
Features: The best part of the book is found in the appendixes, which include a policy, procedure, and protocol template for emergency departments on human trafficking; patient referral guidelines; an example of tertiary screening and interviewing; and a curriculum plan for staff development on human trafficking. The book covers the history of sex trafficking; community resources models that work well, and illnesses or diseases these victims may present to the emergency department with — pregnancy, STDs, physical trauma, and malnutrition, to name a few. It also comes with credible case studies. It is a comprehensive resource.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for emergency departments everywhere! It is the gold standard for information about this topic.