NCIRS is the leading research organisation in Australia that provides objective expert advice on all aspects of vaccine preventable diseases, and other issues related to immunisation, to inform policy and planning for immunisation services in Australia. NCIRS brings together experts in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, paediatrics, internal medicine, infectious diseases, epidemiology and quantitative and qualitative survey methods. The Centre also has a strong role in providing postgraduate training and supervision.
Expert: Dr Jessica Kaufman
Dr Jessica Kaufman is a Research Fellow in the Vaccine Uptake group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Her areas of expertise include vaccination-related communication, mixed methods research, intervention design and evaluation. Her current research includes developing and evaluating interventions and policies to improve vaccine uptake in pregnant women, children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and people of refugee background. She is also involved in mapping and designing measurement instruments to diagnose the reasons for under-vaccination. Jessica is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, a member of the steering committee for the Collaboration on Social Science in Immunisation (COSSI) network, and an editor with the Cochrane Consumers and Communication review group.
Even experienced GPs are sometimes faced with tricky conversations about vaccination. In this presentation, Dr Jess Kaufman, a Research Fellow in the Vaccine Uptake Group at The Murdoch Children's Research Institute, provides evidence-based strategies that enable primary care providers to access parents’ readiness to vaccinate and constructively deal with reluctance.
- Gain strategies to assess parents’ readiness to vaccinate
- Distinguish between ‘non-vaccination’ and ‘anti-vaccination’
- Identify and apply strategies to address vaccine concerns/hesitancy
- Gain Practical tips on dealing with emotions
- When children aren’t protected, inform parents of what to look out for and when to call for help
- Access resources to support vaccine discussions
- Identify how to communicate with parents about unfunded vaccines
Conversation Strategies About Vaccinations to Improve Awareness and Constructively Deal with Reluctance (30 mins of CPD)
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