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Doctors should be alert to needs of patients who may have been trafficked, conference hears

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2327 (Published 09 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2327
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. 1London

    Doctors need to be alert to the risk that some of the non-UK patients they see could have been trafficked and to act sensitively if they think that this may be the case, a psychiatrist has warned.

    “The last thing they should do is pick up the phone and ring the police,” said Melanie Abas, senior lecturer in international mental health at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London.

    Dr …

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