Evidence based practice is providing healthcare that has been tested, studied and proven to be safe, as well as the best thing to do for the patient. The internet has a vast amount of information but is not always reliable, making it difficult for individuals to access reliable facts.
The opposition of vaccinations has existed since they were first developed and with the publication of just ONE article, which has been overwhelmingly discredited, many parents continue to refuse to vaccinate their children. Vaccinations are the number one defense (and as in the case of small pox, the only defense) against preventable disease yet there are thousands of “parents against vaccination” sites on the Web. After reading Tyler, and Vaccination and the Health Care Worker, Google search on parents against vaccinations (remember, you can use vaccination and immunization interchangeably). pro versus con list of the information and defend the sources’ reliability