Creating an interdisciplinary medical home for survivors of human trafficking

Melinda McNiel, Theodore Held, Noël Busch-Armendariz

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Abstract

Health care providers play an important role in identifying victims of human trafficking and addressing their unique medical needs. In response to a recently published call to action in Obstetrics & Gynecology, an interdisciplinary medical home has been created in central Texas to serve as a model for delivery of care to survivors of human trafficking that is sensitive to their history of trauma, or "trauma-informed." An overview of the topic is provided along with a description of the stakeholders involved and the steps that were taken to create the clinic. This information is presented with the intention of educating health care providers on the long-term medical needs of survivors and on how they can establish a similar clinic in other parts of the country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-615
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume124
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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