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Article: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/peds.2010-1722Sv1

 

TAKING SIDES ANALYSIS REPORT (SHORT FORM)

Name:  Kevin Dudley

Course: Biology 1090-005

Article: How to Communicate with Vaccine-Resistant Parents

Author and Citation: C. Mary Healy MD and Larry Pickering MD

How to Communicate With Vaccine-Hesitant Parents — Healy and Pickering, 10.1542/peds.2010-1722S — Pediatrics.” Pediatrics | Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Web. 25 Apr. 2011. <http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/peds.2010-1722Sv1

Major thesis and position of author:

Answer the following as completely as you can from the material presented by the author:  In order to effectively communicate with parents who are resistant to provide vaccinations to their children, Health Care Providers (HCP) need to understand the parents concerns and be ready to discuss the risks in a non confrontation manner.

  1. Briefly state in your own words three facts presented.

28% of parents have allowed their children to be immunized when they weren’t sure it was the right thing to do.

Unvaccinated children come from primarily white, Have parents with higher education and income levels and have a mother that lives in a state that allows exceptions for philosophical reasons.

The incidence in autism increased in Canada, California, and Demark increased after Thimerosol was removed from vaccines.

  1. Briefly state in your own words three opinions given.

The media may focus on perceived dangers despite absence of data to support the claim.

Parental vaccine concerns vary according to knowledge or personal experience.

Anecdotes and visual imagery may be as useful to the provaccine groups.

3. Identify in your own words the propaganda techniques used, if any.

There is a suggestion that the same anecdotal information and visual imagery should be employed by the physicians to counter the anti-vaccine group.

  1. What cause/effect relationships were stated or implied by the author?

Negative reports with baseless evidence have a potential to reduce vaccination rates.

  1. Were any of these cause/effect statements faulty? Why?

I did not find that there were any faulty cause and effect statements.  They were well supported arguments.

6. Did you find evidence of other logical errors on the part of the author? Explain where and how for each of the topics listed below.

a. Distortion of Information:  None

b. Faulty Analogy: None

c. Oversimplification:  Yes, there was a tendency to understate the potential concerns of parents and how they arrive at the decision to no vaccinate.

d. Stereotyping :  No:. They acknowledge that what groups were likely to avoid immunization and contrast that to groups that under immunize.  They also indicate that media portrayals of the immunization scare are a function of the media format not an intentional misrepresentation.

e. Faulty Generalization: None

7. How credible is the author? What are the author’s credentials for writing this presentation?

Both authors are doctors who work in pediatrics and immunization and respiratory disease fields.  There is a disclosure that Dr. Healy has a research grant from Sanofi Pasteur and has served on the board of Novartis Vaccines.  Dr. Pickering has not such affiliations.

8. How does this material fit in with material in your text or material presented in class? Be specific.

This article furthers the discussion as to why information that is poorly couched has such a resonating impact with people.  It also addresses strategies for furthering communication with parents and HCP’s to offset that information specifically with regard to immunizations and autism.

 

AUTISM AND VACCINATION; STEM CELLS, PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS; LEGALIZING MARIJUANA; NATURAL REMEDIES; EATING DISORDERS; GENETICS AND INTELLIGENCE; GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD; GLOBAL WARMING; PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE;  ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS; GENE THERAPY; HUMAN POPULATION GROWTH; ORGAN DONATION; SMOKING BANS; MALPRACTICE AWARD CAPS; MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE; PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE; GENOME PROFILING;  RATIONING MEDICAL CARE; FOOD/ DRUG SAFETY; SEX SELECTION; DRUG TESTING IN HUMANS/ INFORMED CONSENT; DRUG TESTING IN ANIMALS/ ANIMAL RIGHTS; TAXING JUNK FOOD; ENVIRONMENT AND CANCER; ADDICTION AS MENTAL ILLNESS; EVOLUTION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR; THERAPEUTIC CLONING;REPRODUCTIVE CLONING; ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE; BIOWARFARE; GENETICS AND RACE; ARTIFICIAL ORGANS; MEDICAL SCAN RADIATION HAZARDS;  EXHIBITING CADAVERS; GENETIC TESTING OF EMBRYOS; GENETIC INFORMATION PRIVACY; MOUSE-HUMAN CHIMERAS; HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY; CANCER SCREENING FREQUENCY;  MEDICAL RESEARCH FUNDING; INFANT CIRCUMCISION; SEX EDUCATION; COERCIVE EPIDEMIC CONTAINMENT

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March 2, 2011 at 4:35 am

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