Week 7 attachment has the assignment details 



Annotated Bibliography on Mandatory Vaccination

Violeta Morales

Chamberlain University

Annotated Bibliography on Mandatory Vaccination

Jones, L. (2019). Mandatory Vaccination. The American Journal of Nursing110(3), 13– 13.

According to Jones (2019), taking advantage of the population in fear of an infection or a disease outbreak to try and sway them for a vaccine that is approximately 50% is not appropriate. Vaccination is important to people’s lifestyles and choices but it should not be mandatory because that would be interfering with the people’s rights and freedom. The government needs to roll out the vaccination processes with a good initiative to get numerous people to voluntarily accept the program but not a compulsory process. Jones explained that the fact that there is “interference with people’s rights and freedom it is not right to take part in a program that would deny people the mandatory vaccination” (2019). The inaccuracy of the vaccines and the fact that there is no clear understanding of the negative consequences and reactions of the vaccines makes it a major threat. The concept makes it a major problem because people will not willingly jeopardize their health instead, they do need a healthy standard which will make it easier to change their interactions which is important towards their practice.

Offit, P. A., & Salisbury, D. M. (2021). Childhood vaccination: should it be mandatory? BMJ: British Medical Journal344(7858), 18–19.

Offit explained that childhood vaccination should be mandatory because it helps protect people from infections (2021). However, Salisbury thinks that “mandatory issuing of vaccines is not an option instead there are alternative approaches that the government can easily utilize” to help make sure that there is a higher uptake of the vaccinations (2021). It is evident that the government might have the best interests for its people but the research and the effects of the vaccinations are usually not clear and this is what makes numerous people skeptical. The mandatory sense of the vaccine will help get rid of a disease or an outbreak within a short duration and help save millions of lives which is vital for the way that they do advance the health protocols and principles that would shape and change the way that they embrace the concept of vaccinations. The general belief of the most of the public is that the government needs to be forthright with the consequences of the vaccines and all


Mandatory Vaccination

Violeta Morales

Chamberlain University

March 20, 2022

Topic: Mandatory Vaccination

Mandatory vaccination is an ancient practice that has remained a controversial issue due to variance in beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge. Since vaccines were introduced in 1796, there have been people in support of the practice while there have also been other against vaccines. The case has only gotten worse with the government making some vaccines mandatory as the determined compelled those against vaccines to feel like their feelings and rights have been violated by the government. at the same time, the government leaving people exposed and vulnerable to contagious diseases has led to massive negative effects a situation that has compelled the government to go against the wish and desires of some people. There are a lot of reasons shared by both parties and the challenging thing is that all arguments are valid hence creating an intense ethical or moral dilemma on the issue.

The supporters of mandatory vaccinations claims that vaccines save lives since infectious diseases are leading killers for instance polio, tetanus, chickenpox, measles, and the recent corona virus among others (Orient, 2019). Secondly, the supporters claims that vaccines boosts the body’s immune system and this makes the body able to handle even other underlying conditions that could have affected overall wellbeing of the person.

On the other hand, the opposers of mandatory vaccinations claim that vaccines have string side effects and there are many instances they have weakened the body’s natural immune system. This is because the body is created in a manner it has a natural method of fighting diseases and hence vaccines only compromises the original body version (Giubilini, 2021). The second reason shared by those opposing vaccines is that vaccines are made from chemicals and it is for this reason that some people have still suffered other complications to the point of suffering death despite having been vaccinated.

According to MacDonald, et al., (2018); Ethical Egoist is a person that makes a moral decision guided by pure self-interest. On the case of Ethical Egoist, such a person is likely to support the perspective that he/she would feel would suit personal interests on the matter. In the case the ethical egoist would have a direct link and benefit from the act of having people vaccinated, he/she would support the idea not because it is good but because he/she is benefiting. On the other hand, it he/she is not benefiting in any way, he/she is likely to go against the mandatory vaccinations claiming they violate human rights. The reason for this is that ethical egoist are always i

Week 7 Assignment: Course Project Milestone – Final Paper

Required Resources

· Read/ Textbook: Chapter 12

· Lesson

· Minimum of 5 scholarly sources (This includes the sources from the annotated bibliography. Additional sources may be included as appropriate.)

Return to the topic you chose in the week three assignment. Articulate a specific dilemma in a situation faced by a particular person based on that topic. The situation can be real or fictional.

· Summarize the dilemma.

· Define any needed key terms associated with the dilemma.

· Analyze the conflicts or controversies involved in the dilemma.

Revise and rewrite based on any feedback you received in your previous draft (week three). Reference and discuss any professional code of ethics relevant to your topic such as the AMA code for doctors, the ANA code for nurses, etc.  State whether and how your chosen topic involves any conflicts between professional and familial duties or conflicts between loyalty to self and loyalty to a community or nation.

What in your view is the most moral thing for that person to do in that dilemma? Why is that the most moral thing? Use moral values and logical reasoning to justify your answer

Next, apply the following:

· Aristotle’s Golden Mean to the dilemma

· Utilitarianism to the dilemma

· Natural Law ethics to the dilemma

Which of those three theories works best ethically speaking? Why that one?

Why do the other two not work or not work as well?

 Is it the same as what you said is the most moral thing earlier? Why or why not?

Use the 5 articles from your annotated bibliography to support your answers. (Additional academic scholarly research from the past 5 years can be included as well.) 

Include a reference page at the end of your paper in APA format that includes your bibliography with the annotations removed and any other sources used in your final paper.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

· Length: 4-5 pages (not including title page or references page)

· 1-inch margins

· Double spaced

· 12-point Times New Roman font

· Title page

· References page (minimum of 5 scholarly sources)