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Human trafficking

How nurse practitioners can help end modern-day slavery

Peck, Jessica L. DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP1,2

Section Editor(s): Goolsby, Mary Jo EdD, MSN, NP-C, FAAN, FAANP

Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: November 2018 - Volume 30 - Issue 11 - p 597–599
doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000152
The Fellows Speak

ABSTRACT Nurse practitioners can be a powerful frontline force by collectively raising awareness of human trafficking (HT) through education; advocating for policy change at the local/state/federal level, providing primary prevention for contributory risk factors; and building a strong HT prevention program with the Social-Ecological Model. Together, NPs can lead through practice, education, advocacy, and research to promote optimal health outcomes and to end human trafficking.

1Alliance for Children in Trafficking, NAPNAP Partners, New York, New York,

2Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

Correspondence: Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, TAMUCC CONHS, 6300 Ocean Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78412; E-mail:

Competing interests: The author reports no conflicts of interest.

Received April 24, 2018

Accepted September 17, 2018

© 2018 American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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