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Should pediatricians “fire”vaccine-hesitant parents?
May 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds, Jointly with the Department of Pediatrics Presents: Visiting Ethics Scholar, John Lantos, MD, Director of Pediatric Bioethics, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City. John D. Lantos is a pediatrician and nationally recognized bioethicist whose work has focused on the ethics of clinical trials, and the ethical issues in neonatology, cancer chemotherapy, renal dialysis, cardiac assist devices, and primary care pediatrics. Please join us as Dr. Lantos explores the history of vaccine controversies from the early days of the smallpox vaccine to today. He will also discuss the frustrations that pediatricians have with the ineffectiveness of counseling, and propose an ethical framework to work through vaccination controversies.