From knowledge to a gendered event and trustful ties : HPV vaccine framings of eligible Finnish girls and school nurses

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Virtanen , M J & Salmivaara , S 2021 , ' From knowledge to a gendered event and trustful ties : HPV vaccine framings of eligible Finnish girls and school nurses ' , Sociology of Health & Illness , vol. 43 , no. 5 , pp. 1221-1236 . https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13287

Title: From knowledge to a gendered event and trustful ties : HPV vaccine framings of eligible Finnish girls and school nurses
Author: Virtanen, Mikko J.; Salmivaara, Saara
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty Common Matters
University of Helsinki, Centre for Research on Addiction, Control and Governance
Date: 2021-06
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: Sociology of Health & Illness
ISSN: 0141-9889
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/332405
Abstract: In the present study, we examine socio-cultural and practical aspects of human papillomavirus vaccination (HPVV) through a multi-sited study of framings. We ask how HPVV is framed in the daily lives of vaccination-aged Finnish girls and in school nurses' everyday work. We then mirror these framings against both each other and Finland's official vaccination campaign. Based on analysis of interviews with 24 nurses and 12 girls and the campaign materials, we argue first that the campaign frames vaccination as an individual, knowledge-based decision reflecting the informed consent principle. Second, however, the vaccination is framed in the everyday lives of eligible girls through gendered social ties and as a gendered and cohort-specific event pivoting around the needle prick. Third, HPVV is not primarily framed in the school nurses' work as preparing the girls for the vaccination decision by sharing official information but through trust-based social relationships with the girls and their parents. We conclude that, as the vaccination is not an issue of individually reflected and knowledge-based decision-making for the two interviewed key groups, the official Finnish HPVV campaign and the undergirding informed consent principle drift into problems in their practical implementation.
Subject: framing
HPV vaccine
informed consent
knowledge
school nurses
vaccination&#8208
aged girls
HUMAN-PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINATION
DECISION-MAKING
HEALTH
INFRASTRUCTURES
COMMUNICATION
PERSPECTIVES
ATTITUDES
PARENTS
3111 Biomedicine
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
5141 Sociology
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