Listening to Young People [chapter]

Kinga Zdunek, Manna Alma, Janine van Til, Karin Groothuis-Oudshoorn, Magda Boere-Boonekamp, Denise Alexander
<span title="2019-04-18">2019</span> <i title="Emerald Publishing Limited"> Issues and Opportunities in Primary Health Care for Children in Europe </i> &nbsp;
Children's voices are seldom heard directly. Most often, children, particularly young children, are represented by adults acting on their behalf who may or may not best represent the child's views or best interests. This can be beneficial or problematic, if the child's needs are not appreciated or recognised. This chapter looks at the changing attitudes to listening to young people, and the growing recognition of the value of children's needs, as well as the growing voices of the children
more &raquo; ... lves, who make their needs increasingly clear. The results of our Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) interviews with children and young people via the DIPEx International organisation give us clear direction as to the importance children using primary care services place on being taken seriously, being listened to and being able to make their own decisions. Other researchers asked input from primary care professionals on children's autonomy and how the current and future primary care systems can best address the needs of young people, as well as the placing of these issues in a wider cultural context, and how this influences and is influenced by children's choices. Finally, we look at how the MOCHA country agents have reported the assessment of the importance and function of listening to young people in our research.
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