Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dismissing Vaccine Refusers From Practice

A Colorado study reported in Family Practice News revealed that 21% of Pediatricians and only 4% of Family doctors regularly dismissed children of families that refused to vaccinate.  This conflicts with ethical guidelines that have been widely published.  Those guidelines state that the physician’s role should be to discuss the pros and cons of alternative therapies with their patients.  It is then the patient’s or parents’ role to decide on which approach to take.

See Family Practice News, Nov. 15, 2015, p.10.




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