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Paediatric nursing and chilldren's autonomy

Lowes, Lesley Madeline 1996. Paediatric nursing and chilldren's autonomy. Journal of Clinical Nursing 5 (6) , pp. 367-372. 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1996.tb00269.x

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•The topic of children's rights is a wide-ranging and complex subject, and in recognition of this fact this paper specifically addresses the concept of the right of children to make decisions about their own health-care.•This paper explores the many factors which may influence a child's right to autonomy, including family relationships and the broader external influences exerted by health-care workers.•The discussion highlights the dilemmas which may be faced by nurses when their values and beliefs, or hierarchical position within the health-care structure, inhibit their ability to promote children's autonomy.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children's autonomy ; Paediatric nursing ; Power ; Values and beliefs
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0962-1867
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:26

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