1. What is your role in these conversations? Please post a sentence or two describing what you think your role is when you talk with someone who is hesitant about having the Covid Vaccine. What are you trying to achieve?
I feel our role as individuals working in healthcare is to at least provide the individual with information regarding what is currently known surrounding vaccines. I do not think we should judge, or force a person to do something that they do not want to do, but share our thoughts on what the data shows, why something is beneficial, and why we recommend it it. In light of this information, the individual can make their own informed choice. I feel we are trying to achieve a state where we give factual information, to allow the person to make their own choice.
2. How do these conversations make you feel? You may also wish to share a few thoughts about how these conversations make you feel; or how you imagine they might make you feel. Are you anxious, frustrated, angry, excited?
The less I know about a topic, the more uncomfortable I feel speaking about it. I think if I knew a fair amount about vaccine hesitancy, and how this affects people, what is currently going on in the world, then I would be much more confident in communicating this information. I don't think they'd make me angry or frustrated, and I feel ultimately we have to be understanding of another person's opinions, thoughts, and ideas.