HEALTHCARE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
(THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED, WE ARE NOT COLLECTING DATA. THANK YOU.)
This is an ANONYMOUS survey.
The purpose of this survey is to learn about how doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers assist
victims of human trafficking who come to a clinic or emergency room
as patients. If you don’t know an answer, that is ok. Thank you for your time.
TITLE OF RESEARCH STUDY:
Title: Missing Patients in the Emergency Department: Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking, An Anonymous Survey
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (HEAD RESEARCHER) NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION:
Name: Makini Chisolm-Straker
Physical Address: 3 East 101st St, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10029
Mailing Address: 1 Gustave L. Place, Box 1149, New York, NY 10029
A research study is when scientists try to answer a question about something that we don’t know enough about. Participating may not help you or others.
People volunteer to be in a research study. The decision about whether or not to take part is totally up to you. You can also agree to take part now and later change your mind. Whatever you decide is okay. It will not affect your ability to get medical care at Mount Sinai.
This research study will be explained to you. Feel free to ask all the questions you want before you decide. Any new information that develops during this research study which might make you change your mind about participating will be given to you promptly.
The purpose of this study is to find out what the health needs of trafficked persons are. Currently doctors and nurses are not trained on how to treat people who are being exploited, as in human trafficking. This means that people who are being trafficked are not getting the best in medical care, like they deserve. This study will gather experiences, from people like you, in an effort to improve the education of doctors and nurses, so they can provide better care to people in similar situations to yours.
You may qualify to take part in this research study because you can read and write in your own language, you are older than 17 years old and you have been trafficked or “in the situation” before.
Funds for conducting this research are provided by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Your participation in this research study is expected to last 15 minutes.
The number of people expected to take part in this research study at this site is 20. The total number of people expected to take part in this research study is at least 100.
If you agree to participate in this research study, the following information describes what may be involved.
You will answer a brief written survey. You will not provide your name or birthday or national identification number.
If you decide to take part in this research study you will be responsible for the following things:
Please answer the questions to the best of your ability, knowledge and memory. If you do not know the answer, write “I don’t know.”
Participants will not be paid for their participation; participation in this study is free.
You are not expected to get any benefit from taking part in this research study. Others may not benefit either. However, possible benefits to others include improved medical care and a chance at freedom, if they see a doctor or nurse while they are in their situation.
Answering the questions on the survey may be uncomfortable or make some people sad or scared or angry.
You may decide not to take part in this research study without any penalty. The choice is totally up to you. There are no consequences for you if you decide not to participate.
If you believe that you have suffered an injury related to this research as a participant in this study, you should contact the Principal Investigator.