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Neutralizing the Conversation Between Physicians and Patients to Increase Vaccination Rates

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This paper sets out to encourage an overhaul in how the vaccine topic is approached by physicians when interacting with patients. In an effort to bridge the gap between government public health interests and personal autonomy, this paper advocates changing informed consent practices to their initial intention, which was to protect patients from battery rather then protect physicians from liability. This paper advocates for prioritizing patient-centered care, even in public health measures and when the patient does not agree with the prescribed care method. In the same effort, this paper advocates starting the vaccine conversation early and having it often. This is accomplished by starting the conversation in the Ob/Gyns office and continuing it in small conversations throughout the pregnancy and in the pediatric well-child visits. This paper advocates for prioritizing patient-centered care, even in public health measures.
subject
Informed Consent
Ob/Gyn
Vaccines
contributor
Singh, Reva (author)
Iltis, Ana S (committee chair)
Coughlin, Christine N (committee member)
Robeson, Richard (committee member)
date
2017-06-15T08:35:53Z (accessioned)
2017-06-15T08:35:53Z (available)
2017 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/82192 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Neutralizing the Conversation Between Physicians and Patients to Increase Vaccination Rates
type
Thesis

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