Is vaccine refusal reason to terminate relationship?

December 2012
Medical Ethics Advisor;Dec2012, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p143
The article informs that the parent's refusal to vaccinate a child is not considered a valid reason for the termination of patient-physician relationship. It mentions that the pediatrician is allowed to terminate the relationship in case of distrust, poor communication and differences in the philosophy of care. It further informs that the physician needs to provide a prior notice regarding the termination so that the parents get sufficient time to arrange another health care professional.


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