Refusal of Vitamin K by Parents of Newborns: A Qualitative Study.

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Summary of "Refusal of Vitamin K by Parents of Newborns: A Qualitative Study."

Despite American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, some parents refuse IM vitamin K as prophylaxis against vitamin K deficiency bleeding (VKDB) for their newborn. The purpose of our study was to describe attitudes and perceptions of parents who choose to defer IM vitamin K for their newborn.


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Name: Academic pediatrics
ISSN: 1876-2867


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Refusal of the health professional to initiate or continue treatment of a patient or group of patients. The refusal can be based on any reason. The concept is differentiated from PATIENT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT see TREATMENT REFUSAL which originates with the patient and not the health professional.

Refusal to take part in activities or procedures that are requested or expected of an individual. This may include refusal by HEALTH PERSONNEL to participate in specific medical procedures or refusal by PATIENTS or members of the public to take part in clinical trials or health promotion programs.

A lipid cofactor that is required for normal blood clotting. Several forms of vitamin K have been identified: VITAMIN K 1 (phytomenadione) derived from plants, VITAMIN K 2 (menaquinone) from bacteria, and synthetic naphthoquinone provitamins, VITAMIN K 3 (menadione). Vitamin K 3 provitamins, after being alkylated in vivo, exhibit the antifibrinolytic activity of vitamin K. Green leafy vegetables, liver, cheese, butter, and egg yolk are good sources of vitamin K.

Patient or client refusal of or resistance to medical, psychological, or psychiatric treatment. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)

Refusal to receive VACCINATION.

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