Listening to Children and Young People in Healthcare by Sarah Redsell, Adrian Hastings

By Sarah Redsell, Adrian Hastings

The involvement of kids and teens in consultations approximately elements in their future health or disease is usually restricted, with their position in analysis and decision-making on healing procedures secondary to that of folks or carers. besides the fact that, learn exhibits that almost all youngsters and teenagers wish larger involvement, that this may either increase their figuring out in their affliction and certainly effect healthcare results. coverage innovations more and more require future health pros to contain kids and teenagers in healthcare, yet there's little to be had tips on construction the information and talents had to achieve this successfully. This booklet meets that desire, together with an outline of the actual concerns concerned and supplying based information for various kinds of consultations, together with childrens with studying problems, disabled teenagers and youngsters as carers. Edited through eminent researchers, and with hugely skilled individuals, this e-book is a useful source for GPs and GP registrars, paediatric and emergency experts and expert registrars, nurses, paramedics, healthcare educators and trainees, and all those that paintings with teenagers and kids in health-related contexts.

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