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Standards for Health Care Providers (Draft 29)

Based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child : UNCRC

Health care providers, organisations and individual health workers, share a responsibility to advocate for children and to reduce their fear, anxiety and suffering by ensuring that:

  1. They are admitted to and kept in an in-patient health facility only when this is in their best interests*.

  2. The highest attainable (best possible) level of care, evidence based when possible, is provided for them and for pregnant women.

  3. The environment in a health facility* is secure, safe and clean.

  4. The resources and expertise are available to provide separate, age-appropriate care in partnership with parents in child friendly* surroundings.

  5. They and their parents/carers are kept consistently and fully informed and involved in all decisions affecting their care.

  6. They have equal access to health services and are approached without discrimination as individuals, with their own age and developmental appropriate rights to privacy, dignity, respect and confidentiality.

  7. Their physical and psychological pain and discomfort is assessed and controlled.

  8. When they are severely ill, undergoing surgery, or have been given systemic analgesia and/or sedation, trained health workers and the necessary resources are available to provide appropriate* critical and emergency care.

  9. They are able to play and learn when attending a health facility.

  10. They are protected from child abuse* by appropriate and clearly defined systems, and are supported by health workers familiar with its' signs and symptoms.

  11. Their health and the health of pregnant women is monitored and promoted.

  12. Breastfeeding is supported and optimal nourishment is provided by the promotion and practice of globally acceptable feeding programmes.

*For definitions of the terminology used, please refer to the CFHI Definitions - document 21.

A STANDARD = a professionally agreed level of performance, appropriate to the population addressed, which is observable, achievable, measurable and desirable

EACH OF THE ABOVE STANDARDS IS SUPPORTED BY A NUMBER OF KEY COMPONENTS (SUPPORTING CRITERIA). THESE STANDARDS AND THEIR SUPPORTING CRITERIA ATTEMPT TO ENCOMPASS ALL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN.

Read about Guiding Principles for the CFHI Standards and Supporting Criteria.

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