Whooping cough vaccination: historical, social and political controversies.

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dc.contributor.author Dyson, Simon
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T15:28:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T15:28:00Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.citation Dyson, SM. (1995) Whooping cough vaccination: historical, social and political controversies. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 4 (2), pp.125-131 en
dc.identifier.issn 0962-1067
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/3897
dc.description.abstract New acellular whooping cough vaccines may have the effect of leading us to believe that infectious diseases such as whooping cough have declined in the context of particular historical and social conditions, and persist in the context of particular types of social inequalities. The debates over the existence of damage from whole-cell whooping cough vaccine, and the respective risks of the vaccine and the disease are still unresolved owing to methodological limitations of studies on both sides of the argument. One-sided health ‘education’ campaigns on whooping cough vaccine have questionable ethics, and suppression of dissenting views is counterproductive. Health professionals and parents have a right to know the political context of the debate. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell Sciences en
dc.subject health education en
dc.subject methodology en
dc.subject social conditions en
dc.subject whooping cough en
dc.subject vaccination en
dc.title Whooping cough vaccination: historical, social and political controversies. en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.1995.tb00020.x
dc.researchgroup Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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