Children, Young People and Health Participation – NCB1 likes
Audience – healthcare professionals
This poster outlines the National Children’s Bureau (NCB)research about what children and young people find helps them be involved in the management of their healthcare.
Children and young people want:
• To be supported by health professionals who are confident in communicating directly with them and with whom they are able to build a relationship. They do not want to explain their experiences to, or hear the same information from, different doctors each time.
• Processes such as; privacy, consent, decision making, to be explained particularly where there are numerous individuals involved, e.g. if a child is looked after or is in transition between services.
• To choose how and to what extent their parents/carers are involved in their care and decision-making. Control over this includes being able to request time alone with the professional and being able to vary the involvement of parents/carers depending on the appointment or issue being discussed.
• Communication that is adapted to individuals’ needs and capabilities.
• To understand why a particular course of action is being taken and to be involved in agreeing next steps.