Australian Nurses Who Promote Anti-Vaccination To Face Prosecution
Australian nurses and midwives who attempt to spread awareness of the dangers of vaccinations either in person or on social media are being warned that they will be investigated and could face prosecution. Those who ignore the scientific evidence by promoting anti-vaccination to patients and the public are being cracked down on by the industry regulator. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia who issued the warning has also urged members of the public to report nurses or midwives who spread “misleading and deceptive” materials. RT reports: “With no exceptions we expect all registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives to use the best available evidence in making practice decisions.This includes providing information to the public about public health issues,” Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Dr. Lynette Cusack said in a statement. The NMBA has called on Australians to report nurses or midwives promoting anti-vaccination – ‘anti-vaxxers’, as they’re known colloquially. “The board will consider whether the nurse or midwife has breached their professional obligations and will treat these matters seriously,” the statement said. “Any published anti-vaccination material and/or advice which is false, misleading or deceptive which is being distributed by a registered nurse, enrolled nurse […]
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