International Victim of War

  • Lisa Moreno-Walton


This chapter contains a case study of a woman who presents to the emergency department with a man who identifies himself as her husband. As the encounter continues, the care team discovers that the patient is a victim of human trafficking.


Human trafficking Sexual exploitation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lisa Moreno-Walton
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  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Section of Emergency MedicineLouisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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