Nurses' Perspectives on Patient Dismissal after Parental Vaccine-Refusal

Track: 60 Minute Podium

Session Number: 704
Date: Fri, Apr 26th, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Description:

Flanagan-Klygis EA, Sharp L, Frader JE. Dismissing the family who refuses vaccines: a study of pediatrician attitudes. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159(10):929-934.

Grossman Z, van Esso D, del Torso S, et al. Primary care pediatricians’ perceptions of vaccine refusal in Europe. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011;30(3):255-256.

Hough-Telford C, Kimberlin DW, Aban I, Hitchcock WP, Almquist J, Kratz R, O’Connor KG. Vaccine delays, refusals, and patient dismissals: A survey of pediatricians. Pediatrics 2016;138(3):e20162127.
Session Type: Research

Session Description: Are we listening to nurses' voices about vaccine-refusal and patient dismissal? While pediatricians' perspectives are well-represented in the clinical literature, there are no published data about nurses' perspectives on this issue. This presentation will show and discuss data from a research study of nurses' perspectives on responding to parental vaccine-refusal.
Primary Presenter Bio: Michael Deem is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Center for Health Care Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His main research areas are ethical issues in genetic/genomic medicine, pediatric bioethics, and philosophy of biology and medicine. Dr. Deem completed a Ph.D in Philosophy at the University of Notre in 2015, and was the 2015-2016 Pediatric Ethics and Genomics Fellow at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also a current member of the Hospital Ethics Committee at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and a faculty affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program.
Primary Presenter Institution: Duquesne University
Presenter 2 Institution: Duquesne University
Presenter 2 Bio: Rebecca Kronk is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Dr. Kronk earned her MSN from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and a PhD in Applied Development Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. Dr. Kronk was a fellow in the Maternal and Child Health Training program providing leadership and education in neurodevelopmental disabilities and autism (LEND) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kronk has been in the field of pediatric nursing for over 40 years and she is experienced in helping children and families with a range of developmental issues.
Session Type: Research

Session Description: Are we listening to nurses' voices about vaccine-refusal and patient dismissal? While pediatricians' perspectives are well-represented in the clinical literature, there are no published data about nurses' perspectives on this issue. This presentation will show and discuss data from a research study of nurses' perspectives on responding to parental vaccine-refusal.
Primary Presenter Bio: Michael Deem is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Center for Health Care Ethics at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His main research areas are ethical issues in genetic/genomic medicine, pediatric bioethics, and philosophy of biology and medicine. Dr. Deem completed a Ph.D in Philosophy at the University of Notre in 2015, and was the 2015-2016 Pediatric Ethics and Genomics Fellow at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also a current member of the Hospital Ethics Committee at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and a faculty affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh Consortium Ethics Program.
Primary Presenter Institution: Duquesne University
Presenter 2 Institution: Duquesne University
Presenter 2 Bio: Rebecca Kronk is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Dr. Kronk earned her MSN from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and a PhD in Applied Development Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. Dr. Kronk was a fellow in the Maternal and Child Health Training program providing leadership and education in neurodevelopmental disabilities and autism (LEND) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kronk has been in the field of pediatric nursing for over 40 years and she is experienced in helping children and families with a range of developmental issues.