Two Lectures with Dr Jayne LM Donegan MBBS DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP MFHom in Abergavenny, Wales, Sunday 21st October 2018
The Vaccination Question 12.30 - 14.30
Did vaccines stop people dying from diseases? Do they stop you from getting the disease? Isn't it scientifically proved that vaccination is the single most effective cause of improved health in the 20th and 21st Century? Dr Jayne LM Donegan is a GP and Homeopath with extensive experience in paediatrics over 27 years. She started off her medical career as an enthusiastic supporter of the Universal Childhood Vaccination Program. Her research into the problems associated with vaccination began with the Measles Rubella Campaign in 1994. Extensive investigation of the science behind the hype led her to radically change her views. She believes that every parent should be given the opportunity to see that vaccination: its safety and efficacy, is not a black and white issue, so that they can make fully informed choices about their health. Should you vaccinate your child or not? Only you, as a parent, can decide what is best for you and your family.
Outline for the lecture:
Journey – how a doctor could change from being a firm supporter of the ‘Universal Childhood Immunisation Program’ to strongly questioning its validity
Why morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases has fallen so drastically over the course of the twentieth century, are our children more healthy?
Natural infections and immunity
Vaccination and artificial immunity
Specific diseases and their vaccines
Extra Questions/ Plenary
Aims That those participating..
Achieve an understanding that the issue of vaccination and health is not black and white
Realise that factors other than vaccination have contributed to the massive reduction in morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases in the Twentieth Century
To have some tools for evaluating information that they are given on the subject
To have links to information for further study
What to Do if you Don't Vaccinate - and Even More if You Do. Nursing Children Supportively through Acute Illness. 15.30 - 17.30
As a parent, making your sick child feel better is your first instinct. However, what to do in this situation is becoming a lost art. Most of us are not trained in medical care, have limited knowledge, and are reliant upon the doctor for every ailment. This has made child illness and infectious diseases such as measles a worrying experience. If you would like to end the confusion which arises over conflicting advice given on child health, stop the fear which comes when dealing with a really poorly child, and have effective drug free alternatives to hand, then this lecture by Dr Jayne Donegan, GP and Homeopath with extensive experience in child health, will give sound safe strategies to cope at this time and outline simple home procedures.
Outline for the lecture:
Health beliefs/ fears regarding childhood illness/ infections
Germ theory of disease and medical model - how this affects treatment options
Holistic model of disease. Problems of suppression/ reduction of fever.
Basic strategies for coping with any acute childhood illness/infection