Patient Privacy vs. Public Health Interest

Should you be fired for refusing a flu shot? That’s apparently the fate of some health care workers, according to recent news reports. It is a front page story in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare. Health workers are also patients; the Patient’s Bill of Rights says they may accept or refuse any proposed treatment […]

Patient Privacy vs. Public Health Interest

Should you be fired for refusing a flu shot? That’s apparently the fate of some health care workers, according to recent news reports. It is a front page story in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare. Health workers are also patients; the Patient’s Bill of Rights says they may accept or refuse any proposed treatment […]

Immunization Update: Adults Need Their Shots Too

When I was a kid, I always got a lollipop after a doctor’s visit that included “a shot.” I may not have understood anything about vaccines back then, but as an adult I know the importance of keeping my immunizations current. This is a simple (almost) painless way to be proactive about your health — […]