Promoting Vaccinations Through Patient Education
Riddle, Rhae Ann E., 1991--
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The purpose of this project was to present a review of the current literature on effective methods of education on the importance of vaccines and how to identify and address common concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents. A review of current literature was conducted using CINAHL and PubMed databases utilizing scholarly articles created within the last five years. Seventy articles were reviewed and eight were chosen for the purpose of creating and presenting thesis materials. Current research indicates a strong correlation between building trusting relationships that promote open and honest communication as key factors in swaying parents towards a positive and knowledgeable stance towards vaccinations. Additionally, addressing specific parental concerns is more effective than providing general vaccination information. Future research is indicated in solidifying concrete methods for swaying vaccine-hesitant parents.