Dismissing the family who refuses vaccines: a study of pediatrician attitudes.

@article{FlanaganKlygis2005DismissingTF,
  title={Dismissing the family who refuses vaccines: a study of pediatrician attitudes.},
  author={Erin Flanagan-Klygis and Linda Sharp and Joel E. Frader},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={159 10},
  pages={
          929-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Parent refusal or deliberate delay of their child's vaccinations poses a challenge for pediatricians. Some pediatricians may choose to dismiss these families from their practice. OBJECTIVES To describe pediatricians' responses to scenarios of vaccine refusal, identify reasons pediatricians cite for both parent refusal and family dismissal, and illustrate pediatrician attitudes about well-established vs newer recommended vaccines. DESIGN/METHODS We conducted a nationwide survey… CONTINUE READING

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