Pediatric Currents: Vaccination Refusal: Counseling Anxious Parents

Program Date: 14 May 2020
Publication Date: 14 May 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0

Course Description:

In this article, you’ll discuss reasons why parents are reluctant to immunize their children; identify strategies to address parents’ concerns related to immunization; and review the benefits and risks of childhood immunizations. This version is an update from the 2016 Pediatric Currents publication.

Course Objectives:

•Discuss reasons why parents are reluctant to immunize their children.
•Identify strategies to address parents’ concerns related to immunization.
•Review the benefits and risks of childhood immunizations.
  • Run Time: 60

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Mary Enzman Hines, PhD, APRN, CNS, CPNP-PC, APHN-BC

Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado
Co-owner, Integrative Pediatric Health Care, LLC
Mary Enzman Hines is professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and a co-owner of Integrative Pediatric Care, LLC in Englewood, CO where she provides holistic, primary healthcare for children age 0-21. This innovative model is the first nurse practitioner owned and operated pediatric primary care practice in Colorado. Dr. Enzman Hines’ research focuses on caring-healing issues in practice, pain management in pediatrics, reflective practice, storytelling, and chronic illness in children. She is the past president of American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA), is presently a member of the task force for American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC), and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Holistic Practice.
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