Non Vaccinate Ethical Dilemmas

There are many parents who decide not to vaccinate their children. This puts their child and many others in danger. It also puts the doctor in an ethically moral gray area. If said family chooses not to vaccinate, a doctor has a right for dismissal.
Parents must make many new decisions after having a baby. Some of which may be harder to decide on than others. You have a sweet little healthy newborn and you will do everything in your power to keep him/her out of harm’s way. When a doctor informs you that your infant needs to receive a strict vaccine regimen it may seem easy to say no. Your child is not currently sick and the side effects of the vaccines could make things worse. This is an example of how a non-vaccinator may think. Parents that read anti-vaccine articles or get false information from friends may decide not to vaccinate. Putting your child 's best interest first may seem right. The
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One view was written by S. Block and an opposite view written by D.S. Diekema. I agree more with the views of S. Block and will add on to his paper on why it is ethical moral to dismiss a non-vaccinator family.
There is a mass amount of work put into attempting to convince non-vaccinators to vaccinate their children. A pediatrician spends his/her time giving scientific explanations and showing families CDC (Center for Disease Control) handouts. As well as giving out vaccine information sheets (VIS). Block finds that after showing a family all the information stated , a parent usually still disagrees. He finds that this is due to an overlook of the risks of not vaccinating. Such as the disease and consequences from these diseases (4).
Block exposes a problem with the “wait and see” method proposed by the AAP. The protection from a disease is necessary during a certain time frame. Standing by to see if you can change a person’s mind could make the vaccines irrelevant

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