Pediatricians turning away sick children. Immoral or a saftey measure?


 I recently read an article online about children essentially being denied medical care because their parents had not had them vaccinated.  The pediatricians have valid concerns about the non- immunized children potentially passing on illness to others. But the other side of the coin leaves the turned away children at risk of receiving sub par care or worse none at all.  This topic rightly stirs up  controversy among parents and health care professionals. 

I can see valid reasons from both parties but I must side with the children.  They cannot control the decisions of their parents or their doctors  and are ultimately the ones that suffer the consequences.  Instead of debating among ourselves who is right or wrong I believe we should focus on the health and well-being of children after all they are the future.

 

Where do you stand? Should pediatricians be allowed to turn away sick children or should the parents be held responsible for refusing to vaccinate?

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One comment on “Pediatricians turning away sick children. Immoral or a saftey measure?

  1. castrol 2T
    Thanks for your contribution and I will use it for my college research that I am doing for this website.

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