Hi, I’m Barbara, mother of vaccine-injured child Scarlet California, and we are with Scarlet’s Kids Foundation Inc. This educational course is designed especially for new moms who are hesitant and have questions about the United States Vaccine Program. This series of “Talking Points” is available in a printed postcard format for purchase at this -LINK- or you can subscribe to this newsletter for the most up-to-date version of each talking point. Information is added on an ongoing basis. The talking points provided are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice and are not meant to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease.
TALKING POINT #15
Did You Know? Most pediatricians are NOT practicing informed consent when administering vaccines.
Informed consent is a process for getting permission before conducting a healthcare intervention on a person. Meaning permission is granted in the knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with full knowledge of the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and ingredients.
Many doctors refuse you the ability to look at a package insert and only provide a vaccine information statement. (THEY ARE NOT THE SAME) This is NOT informed consent. Parents are not being properly informed and therefore physicians are NOT practicing informed consent. WHY are vaccines NOT held to the same standards as ALL OTHER medical interventions?
Code of Medical Ethics Opinion 2.1.1: Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. Patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care. Successful communication in the patient-physician relationship fosters trust and supports shared decision-making.
OPINIONS ON CONSENT, COMMUNICATION & DECISION MAKING https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2019-06/code-of-medical-ethics-chapter-2.pdf
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