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Rejecting Standard Care

Vitamin K Prophylaxis for Newborns and Parent Choice

Bauer, Jill A. MA, RN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September/October 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 5 - p 328
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000171
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

Parental refusal of vitamin K administration for newborns after birth is on the rise. How can nurses provide adequate information to assist parents in making a truly informed choice about vitamin K so risk of unnecessary harm to babies can be minimized?

Jill A. Bauer is a Neonatal Outreach Nurse, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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