Zdunek, K, Rigby, M, Deshpande, S and Alexander, D (2019) Child Centricity and Children’s Rights. In: Issues and Opportunities in Primary Health Care for Children in Europe. Emerald. ISBN 978-1-78973-354-9

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The child is at the centre of all Models of Child Health Appraised research and indeed all primary care delivery for children. Appraising models of primary care for children is incomplete without ensuring that experiences of primary care, design, treatment, management and outcomes are optimal for the child. However, the principle of child centricity is not implicit in many healthcare systems and in many aspects of life, yet it is extremely important for optimal child health service design and child health. By exploring the changing concept of ‘childhood’, we understand better the emergence of the current attitude towards children and their role in today’s Europe and the evolution of child rights. Understanding child centricity, and the role of agents acting on behalf of the child, allows us to identify features of children’s primary care systems that uphold the rights of a child to optimum health. This is placed against the legal commitments made by the countries of the European Union and European Economic Area to ensure that children’s rights are respected.

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Additional Information: Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited Copyright © 2019 European Commission License This chapter is published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) licence. Anyone may reproduce, distribute, translate and create derivative works of this chapter (for both commercial and non-commercial purposes), subject to full attribution to the original publication and authors. The full terms of this licence may be seen at http://creativecommons.org/licences/by/4.0/legalcode
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child centricity, Child primary care, Child rights, Socio-cultural context, Child value, Child agents
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2019 11:11
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2019 15:18
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/6751

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