Should Doctors Like Me Vaccinate a Teen Against his Parents' Wishes?
David Beyda, MD, chair and professor of the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, wrote an opinion piece for the Arizona Republic on the ethical issues behind vaccinating teenagers without parental consent.
Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 433 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and 1,800 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.