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By Sarah Redsell, Adrian Hastings

The involvement of youngsters and youngsters in consultations approximately facets in their overall healthiness or sickness is frequently constrained, with their position in prognosis and decision-making on remedies secondary to that of oldsters or carers. despite the fact that, learn exhibits that the majority youngsters and adolescents wish higher involvement, that this may either increase their knowing in their affliction and definitely effect healthcare results. coverage suggestions more and more require future health execs to contain young children and youngsters in healthcare, yet there's little on hand assistance on development the information and abilities had to achieve this successfully. This e-book meets that desire, together with an summary of the actual matters concerned and offering dependent counsel for various forms of consultations, together with kids with studying problems, disabled kids and kids as carers. Edited through eminent researchers, and with hugely skilled members, this booklet is a useful source for GPs and GP registrars, paediatric and emergency experts and professional registrars, nurses, paramedics, healthcare educators and trainees, and all those that paintings with young ones and youth in health-related contexts.

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26 LISTENING TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN HEALTHCARE CONSULTATIONS ➤ ➤ ➤ ➤ Is the child expressing a choice by withdrawing him/herself from discussions? Am I listening to what the child has to say? Am I involving the child in a tokenistic manner? Am I assuming the child is incompetent just because they disagree with what I am saying? ➤ Do I feel uncomfortable having my judgement questioned? CONCLUSION The participation of children and young people in consultations is subject to competing agendas from all who are involved in the discussions and can be affected by a multitude of factors.

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