Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)



First Advisor

Lisa vanGetson


Human trafficking is both a human rights violation and a major public health concern. Trafficking in persons, prevalent both domestically and internationally, is a form of modern-day slavery. Although there are different typse of human trafficking, the most prevalent is the recruitment of girls and boys to be used in sex trafficking. This form of human trafficking uses force, violence, fraud, and coercion to control the victims and keep them from from contacting law enforcement or seeking help. Knowledge and awareness of signs and symptoms of human trafficking are crucial for doctor of nursing practice-family nurse practitioners (DNP-FNP), as they are likely to interact with victims while they are still in captivity. Through a literature review, this scholarly project defines human trafficking, increases awareness of human trafficking, examines signs and symptoms of human trafficking, describes common health problems, and finally discusses how the DNP-FNP can assist the victim in the clinical setting.


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