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Children’s knowledge of their internal anatomy

  • Claire Gaudion

Abstract

Paediatric nurses have an essential role to play in the health education of sick and healthy children. Health teaching is inseparable from both family advocacy and children’s rights. The Gillick judgement (Barnes, 1985) clarified the principle that parents have responsibility for their children rather than rights over them, and highlighted the concept of ‘sufficient understanding’ — that the child’s knowledge of what is happening and of the consequence of their choices is critical if children are to be involved in decisions and consent to treatment.

Keywords

Internal Part Internal Anatomy Paediatric Nurse Body Outline Family Advocacy 
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  • Claire Gaudion

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