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AMA Journal of Ethics. January 2017, Volume 19, Number 1: 1-131.

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Human Trafficking and Medicine

Ethics Poll

Poll Question

From a health care perspective, what should be the legal status of commercial sex?

Find responses to this question in the Second Thoughts features of the January 2017 issue [see additional Second Thoughts] of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question

If a health care professional suspects that a patient could be a trafficking victim, under which circumstances is he or she ethically obliged to report?

For an analysis of these and other ethical considerations relevant to human trafficking and medicine, see the January 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

From the Editor

Exploring the Nature and Scope of Clinicians’ Obligations to Respond to Human Trafficking
Terri Davis
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Ethics Cases

Saving the Starfish: Physicians’ Roles in Responding to Human Rights Abuses in Global Health Practice
Commentary by Monir Moniruzzaman
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Physician Encounters with Human Trafficking: Legal Consequences and Ethical Considerations
Commentary by Jonathan Todres
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Human Trafficking, Mental Illness, and Addiction: Avoiding Diagnostic Overshadowing
Commentary by Hanni Stoklosa, Marti MacGibbon, and Joseph Stoklosa
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Taking Up the Mantle of Human Trafficking Education: Who Should Be Responsible?
Commentary by Carrie A. Bohnert, Aaron W. Calhoun, and Olivia F. Mittel
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Podcast

Responding to Trafficked Persons in Health Care Settings: An Interview with Dr. Ranit Mishori Listen

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions Related to Human Trafficking
Danielle Hahn Chaet
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State of the Art and Science

Ethical Considerations in Mandatory Disclosure of Data Acquired While Caring for Human Trafficking Survivors
Patrick L. Kerr and Rachel Dash
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Policy Forum

Mandatory Reporting of Human Trafficking: Potential Benefits and Risks of Harm
Abigail English
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Who Is in Your Waiting Room? Health Care Professionals as Culturally Responsive and Trauma-Informed First Responders to Human Trafficking
Rochelle Rollins, Anna Gribble, Sharon E. Barrett, and Clydette Powell
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Medicine and Society

Human Trafficking in Areas of Conflict: Health Care Professionals’ Duty to Act
Christina Bloem, Rikki E. Morris, and Makini Chisolm-Straker
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Caring for the Trafficked Patient: Ethical Challenges and Recommendations for Health Care Professionals
Wendy L. Macias-Konstantopoulos
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Groupthink: How Should Clinicians Respond to Human Trafficking?
William Polk Cheshire, Jr.
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Images of Healing and Learning

Art Therapy Exhibitions: Exploitation or Advocacy?
Terri Davis
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Out of Darkness, Light: Drawing and Painting by Margeaux Gray
Artwork by Margeaux Gray, commentary and analysis by Mary Richards
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Second Thoughts

Should US Physicians Support the Decriminalization of Commercial Sex?
Emily F. Rothman
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Decreasing Human Trafficking through Sex Work Decriminalization
Erin Albright and Kate D’Adamo
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About the Contributors
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