“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce

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Does Informed Consent Truly Exist?

Does Informed Consent Truly Exist?

Informed consent is a basic human right in which a person has the ability to voluntarily accept or reject a treatment or medical procedure, including use of pharmaceutical products, after being fully informed of all possible risks and benefits. “The most important goal of informed consent,” according to the University of Washington School of Medicine, “is that the patient has…

Science Teacher May Be Disciplined for Urging Students Be Informed of Vaccination Risks

Science Teacher May Be Disciplined for Urging Students Be Informed of Vaccination Risks

In March 2015, science teacher Timothy Sullivan approached public health nurses administering vaccines to high school students at his school in Waterford, Ontario, Canada and asked whether they had appropriately informed the students about the potential risks of the shots they were giving. He noted that the teenagers were required to give informed consent and the nurses…

Are Doctors Being Trained to Manipulate Patients About Vaccines?

Are Doctors Being Trained to Manipulate Patients About Vaccines?

The number of parents questioning the safety of vaccines, the ingredients used, and the expanding 70-dose CDC schedule is growing, and medical organizations are trying to understand why. Numerous studies have been conducted to learn the reasons more parents are selectively refusing vaccines and what tactics may…

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