1.14 Self-assessment questions

Question 1.1

List three benefits of children’s participation to children themselves and three benefits to the health worker.

Question 1.2

What do you understand the term ‘evolving capacities’ to mean, and how is this relevant to children’s participation in health care decisions?

Question 1.3

Name three objections you might hear about children’s participation and state how you might challenge these objections.

Question 1.4

Having completed this study session, identify two things that you will do differently in your practice to involve children in decisions that affect their health?

1.15 Answers to activities