Interventions for promoting participation in shared decision-making for children with cancer (Protocol)

Coyne, Imelda, O’Mathúna, Dónal P, Gibson, Faith, Shields, Linda, and Sheaf, Greg (2011) Interventions for promoting participation in shared decision-making for children with cancer (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 2011 (2). pp. 1-19.

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Abstract

[Extract] Children's rights to have their views heard in matters that affect their lives are now well established since the publication of the UN Convention treaty (United Nations 1989). There is considerable support for involving children in the healthcare decision-making process, and a dearth of well-articulated reasons to exclude them. Children's participation in health matters has been demonstrated to reduce healthcare use (McPherson 2006), increase adherence (De Winter 2002), increase internal locus of control and decision-making ability (Tiffenberg 2000), enhance competence, decrease fears and concerns (Runeson 2002), and promote satisfaction with health care (Freed 1998). Lack of involvement can have adverse consequences such as increased fears and anxieties, reduced self-esteem, depersonalization, and feeling unprepared for procedures (Coyne 2006). Therefore key documents emphasize the importance of children's participation in decision-making at a level commensurate with their experience, age, and abilities (Boylan 2004; Cavet 2005; Spinetta 2003).

Item ID: 24078
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1469-493X
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 00:01
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111403 Paediatrics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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