Self-evaluation model and tool on the respect of Children's Rights in Hospital
Author(s)/Editor(s): Task force on Health Promotion for Children and Adolescents
Publisher/Organizer: International Network on Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services
Publication date: 2009
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“This model is inspired in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), in particular its general principles on non-discrimination (art. 2), on best interests of the child (art. 3 (1), on life, survival and development (art. 6) and on the respect for the views of the child (art. 12).
The tool identifies 12 rights divided in three areas:
- Right to the highest attainable standard of health care,
- Right to information and participation in all decisions involving their health care,
- Right to protection from all forms of violence)
- and suggest questions and criteria to implement the self-evaluation model and tool on the respect of children's rights in hospital.
Theoretically, the model follows the general principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The specific objective of the model is to assess the gap between the full respect of children’s rights in hospital and the actual practice, as a basis to promote improvement and change in that setting through the development of standards, taking of actions and further assessment and feedback, monitoring gaps and produce change.
By making the model and tool available online, our purpose is to disseminate it to Paediatric Hospitals and Departments throughout Europe and beyond and to provide them with a practical model and tool for the self-assessment and improvement of the respect of children’s rights in hospitals.