NILE Webinar: When Parents Refuse Vaccines: Medical Science, Parent Conviction, Child Welfare and Community Good


   NILE Webinar:

When Parents Refuse Vaccines: Medical Science, Parent Conviction, Child Welfare and Community Good

 Wednesday, November 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (PST)

Immunize Nevada is pleased to host this training via toll-free web-conference. This program is pending one free nursing CEU. Attendees wishing to obtain a CEU must complete a pre- and post-test evaluation.

Join Immunize Nevada for a one-hour course highlighting vaccine refusal among parents. Dr. Diekema from the University of Washington School of Medicine will discuss the history and purpose behind the vaccination policy, the problems healthcare providers are facing when dealing with vaccine-hesitant parents and the ethical issues that are related to parents choosing not to vaccinate their children.

Learning Objectives:

The presentation will:

  • List common reasons that      parents may be hesitant to vaccinate their child
  • Identify the harm principle as      a means of identifying decisions for which state intervention is justified
  • List several strategies for      improving vaccine coverage among children
  • Identify several practical      strategies for communicating with vaccine-hesitant parents

Featured Presenter:
Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH
Dr. Diekema is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Bioethics & Humanities and Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health. He is also an attending physician in the emergency department at Seattle Children’s Hospital and serves as Director of Education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Dr. Diekema has been a member of the Seattle Children’s Hospital ethics committee since 1991, has served as an ethics consultant since 1993, and has been chairperson of the institutional review board since 2000. He is past-Chair of the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Diekema is the author of numerous scholarly publications in medical ethics and pediatric emergency medicine and an editor of the newly released Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-based Textbook.

Registration Information:

Additional Information: For questions or more info, contact Emily at 775-870-4336 or [email protected].

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