Human Trafficking: Identification and Response Within Healthcare
Human trafficking, or modern-day slavery, is a growing problem. And no community is immune from it. As nurses, we have a duty to be knowledgeable regarding trauma informed care to victims of human trafficking. Learn how to identify risk factors, associated healthcare issues, comprehensive assessment and documentation, as well as the legalities involved. Actual patient case studies will be discussed to highlight some of the ways that nurses can intervene for these victims.
Pamela Tabor, DNP-Forensics, AFN-BC, has extensive experience in the field of forensic sciences, which is evident through her many accomplishments and pursuits. Currently, Pamela works as a consultant to the Department of Defense, serving as an expert in sexual assault trials and providing lectures and workshops from local to international venues. Additionally, she is a certified law enforcement instructor and provides multidisciplinary trainings on topics including pediatric fatalities, Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Scene Investigation and sexual assault.
Pamela is devoted to advancing nurses’ understanding and involvement in forensics practice and has developed two highly recognized programs: Arkansas Infant & Child Death Review Program and the first hospital-based sexual assault unit in Arkansas. Pamela was named inaugural director for both programs and received recognition from the governor. Pamela has testified before the legislature on numerous occasions and has been invited to the Pentagon to consult. She is serving her second term as Director at Large for the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and earned the Distinguished Fellow recognition in 2015. Pamela has recently authored the chapter on death investigation in the Core Curriculum for Forensic Nurses and has edited and contributed to two editions of the Healthcare Protocol Manual for Sexual Assault. Pamela also worked on the Intimate Partner Guidelines, and is currently in the strangulation protocol workgroup, both with the IAFN. She received her doctorate in forensic nursing practice from the University of TN Health Sciences Center and her MNSc and BSN from the University of AR Medical Sciences Center. Additionally, she is a board certified Advance Forensic Nurse.
Financial: Dr. Pamela Tabor is the Director of Arkansas Infant and Children Death Review Program. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Nonfinancial: Dr. Pamela Tabor is the Director at Large for the International Association of Forensic Nurses.