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Child centred care: Challenging assumptions and repositioning children and young people


Ford, K and Dickinson, A and Water, T and Campbell, S and Bray, L and Carter, B, Child centred care: Challenging assumptions and repositioning children and young people, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 43 pp. e39-e43. ISSN 0882-5963 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2018.08.012


Theoretical Principles: Against a backdrop of increasing debate regarding children's voice and position within health care and the struggle to effectively implement Family-Centred Care (FCC) in practice, the concept of Child-Centred Care (CCC) has emerged.

Phenomena Addressed: The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of CCC and its potential theoretical alignment with an ecological approach to health care.

Research Linkages: The paper will draw on practice-based research, highlighting the differences and similarities of CC against the more established FCC. Arguments will be presented to show that rather than competing with FCC, CCC has the potential to complement or extend traditional FCC, by placing children in a more prominent and central position than that which they currently hold within health care.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:child, child-centred care, ecological model, family-centred care, health care
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Community child health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Neonatal and child health
UTAS Author:Ford, K (Dr Karen Ford)
UTAS Author:Campbell, S (Professor Steven Campbell)
ID Code:128648
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:24
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-10-04
Last Modified:2019-12-03
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