- Hardcover: 250 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 7, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138790656
- ISBN-13: 978-1138790650
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,193,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Values and Vaccine Refusal: Hard Questions in Ethics, Epistemology, and Health Care 1st Edition
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"Navin confronts the public stalemate over state-mandated childhood vaccines by taking seriously the concerns expressed by parents who worry about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. In so doing, he identifies the root of many parents’ concerns and exposes for us workable solutions that will help maintain high levels of public trust in vaccines."
Mark A. Largent, Michigan State University, USA
"Parents who deny the safety or efficacy of vaccines and refuse to vaccinate their children are the targets of deeply emotional debate. In a rigorous and fair-minded way, Navin explains how vaccine denialism is symptomatic of deeper issues about the relationship between the educated public and health care. Navin explains sympathetically how otherwise apparently reasonable people may reason poorly when they feel disempowered by experts and support one another in increasingly isolated communities of knowledge. Navin's understanding of what motivates vaccine denialists and how they fall prey to overconfidence and cognitive biases should be highly illuminating for those on all sides of the current vaccine controversy."
Leslie Francis, University of Utah, USA
“To sum things up, Navin’s book offers valuable insight into the diverse and thought-provoking reasons for vaccine denialism. His portrait of vaccine denialism is a useful tool for public health officials and scholars who want to better understand denialist communities and vaccine refusal more generally.”
Jessica Flanigan, University of Richmond, The Journal of Value Inquiry
"This book is the result of a rigorous research effort resulting in extensive notes and bibliographies at the end of each chapter. Navin is a philosopher, and there is a philosophical orientation to the written material.This can make the text challenging to read at times, but it enhances the quality of the information provided. Summing Up: Recommended."
R. L. Jones, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, CHOICE
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Judging from what I've read here, I'm not sure that Mr. Navin actually talked with any parents before writing this textbook. This is designed to get doctors to force a one-size fits all pharmaceutical drug on the public and over-ride parental rights. Why don't you write a textbook on the VAERS reporting requirements and the product inserts? The denial that occurs regarding vaccines is from the medical community. The government itself says that vaccine injuries are under-reported to VAERS with only 1-10% of injuries reported. Almost $4,000,000,000.00 has been paid out as compensation for injury from the special vaccine "court". You do the math. Do vaccines look safe? How many lives are allowed to be injured, maimed or killed in exchange for potential protection from disease? Acceptable collateral damage should be connected to war, not medicine. First do no harm....