Nursing Standard podcast: Tool to help you spot signs of modern slavery in a patient

In episode 6 the Nursing Standard podcast nurse Louise Cahill explains a tool to help you identify signs of slavery 

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Nurses can be at the forefront of spotting modern slavery, says the main guest on this week’s Nursing Standard podcast.

Adult nurse Louise Cahill talks about a new tool designed to help nurses and midwives spot the signs of slavery and take the right action.

Ms Cahill, highly commended at last year’s RCNi Awards in the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award category, co-designed the tool with midwife Anna Robinson.

At-a-glance guide

It takes the form of a wheel diagram, with one side helping to identify slaves or conditions they may present with and the other explaining what to do next.

NHS England defines modern slavery as the recruitment, movement, harbouring or receiving of children, women or men through the use of force, coercion, abuse of vulnerability, deception or other means, for the purpose of exploitation.

This includes human trafficking into, out of and within the UK for reasons of sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and organ harvesting.

Expert advice

Nurses who believe a patient or service user may be a victim of modern slavery can contact the free and confidential modern slavery helpline for advice on 0800 0121 700 or visit its website.

This week's Nursing Standard podcast also looks at collaborative communication, with our senior nurse editor Richard Hatchett sitting down with nurse academic Julian Barratt.

Dr Barratt recently wrote a paper for Nursing Standard called Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient consultations.

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