“Having a child with DS has changed my life...my life is brighter…..my life is more wonderful…my life is filled with love.”(Lorene Kay) After talking to Sadie’s mom I came across this quote and I thought it fit perfectly. Parents develop wishes, expectations, and dreams for their children, even before the child is born. At a minimum, parents wish for a healthy baby ("We don 't care whether it 's a boy or a girl, just as long as it 's healthy" is the cliché that is repeated over and over), and they assume that it will be so. The discovery that the wished-for child has a disability can be seen as destroying the hopes and dreams held by the parents. Parents need to grieve the loss of these hopes and dreams (Bristor, 1991; Klein & Schive, 2001;
Many of the vaccines are given in combinations; sometimes three or more disease fighting vaccines are given in one inoculation. There is continued clinical research to increase efficiency of these vaccines, changing the components of the vaccines, making them vastly different from what they were in generations past. Separating these vaccines can make a large difference in how a child’s body reacts to the new generation of vaccines. Vaccines can not only be separated out of the combinations that are most common, they can be prolonged. Some parents choose to give vaccines only every six months, others choose to wait to start any vaccinations until their child is two years of age (Miller, 2014).
Families are being bombarded with stories about the dangers of vaccines like how sick their child can get and the illnesses and crucial diseases it may cause them. But on the other hand, you have society that is considered to be at an “at risk” condition when there are families that are not being vaccinated. So, protecting the society that we live in and the environments that we are constantly around may become dangerous and possibly deadly. Children are suffering because parents are more frightened by vaccines than by the disease they prevent. Although some families chose not to vaccinate, other families are skipping mild vaccinations while others vaccinations are designed to prevent potentially life threatening illnesses.
Many parents favor vaccines because they care about their children’s health during the first years of their lives. There are parents who fully trust and admire doctors for their efforts in contributing to preventative healthcare. However, some parents delay vaccinations because they are genuinely concerned about severe allergic reactions or long-term side effects. Other parents completely refuse vaccinations because they are unable to afford it or hold personal, moral, or religious beliefs. Disease prevention is important to public health because it protects both those who receive them and those with whom they come in contact with.
Just like prescription drugs, vaccines can be a harmful risk. For example, the small pox vaccine that is recommended by government health officials carries a risk for complications like inflammation of the brain which can lead to damage of the brain or even death. People who believe we should have mandatory vaccinations will say that vaccines have saved many lives, and though its true vaccines have also caused many serious and sometimes fatal side effects. There are also many cases where many parents strongly believe that some vaccines may have caused autism in their children. The reason being that many parents noticed shortly after their child was vaccinated they noticed symptoms like loss of language abilities and they were suddenly stopped interacting with people.
On the other hand, I think of the benefit to my daughter if the majority of her peers were covered by the vaccine, ultimately protecting her via herd immunity. This is, in short, a kind of social justice (Morrison, 2010). As for as how I will address this issue with my daughter, I feel the only ethical thing to do is to implement a kind of informed consent. Although legall... ... middle of paper ... ... of the patient. Conclusion In conclusion, the health care industry is discovering new technology and compounding choices with each passing year.
(“GARDASIL® [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant].”) Without a doubt, most parents would not hesitate to have their daughters vaccinated. Unfortunately, many parents do not consider the consequences associated with Gardasil. Sure, it may offer certainty against developing cervical cancer, but most parents do not understand how defeasible or malignant Gardasil may really be for their daughters. Indeed, Gardasil offers a barrier against the most prevalent strains: 16, 11, 18 and 6 of the human papilloma virus. "In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases".
Our children’s health is very important to us as parents. Vaccines should always be given every year when they start school because it is a requirement. Some vaccines could make our children get a negative reaction to them including some side effects that could cause autism or other
Every couple that finds out they are pregnant, are elated with joy, happiness, and the hopes of having a ten-fingered ten-toed healthy little baby boy or girl. Starting immediately after birth and up to eighteen years of age it is recommended that children start getting immunizations to protect them from dangerous diseases (Infants, Children, & Teens, n.d.). However, many parents are still choosing not to vaccinate their new little bundles of joy. Over roughly the last twenty years, many parents have chosen to not vaccinate their children, putting not only their own children at risk but other children at risk as well. This has been a huge debate across our country for many years now.
The simple injections have potential to save thousands of lives every year and they are making the world a safer place. Vaccines can help create an environment where children are not receptive to disease which would have taken lives in previous decades, and for the general population to be healthy, and to keep children safe from illness and disease people should vaccinate themselves. Throughout my research for vaccinations, I didn’t realize the many stances parents could support. I knew previously before researching that many parents didn’t agree with the idea of giving their child a vaccination that could possible cause an issue that wasn’t present before. Although, I always supported vaccinations strictly because of scientific facts; when I read about the many reasons why parents didn’t it was a shock and ultimately overwhelmingly disappointing.