Child Centred Care: challenging assumptions and repositioning children and young people.

K Ford, A Dickinson, T Waterworth, S Campbell, Lucy Bray, Bernie Carter

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Theoretical Principles: Against a backdrop of increasing debate regarding children’s voice and position within health care and the struggle to effectively implement Family-Centred Care (FCC) in practice, the concept of Child-Centred Care (CCC) has emerged. Phenomena Addressed: The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of CCC and its potential theoretical alignment with an ecological approach to health care. Research Linkages: The paper will draw on practice-based research, highlighting the differences and similarities of CC against the more established FCC. Arguments will be presented to show that rather than competing with FCC, CCC has the potential to complement or extend traditional FCC, by placing children in a more prominent and central position than that which they currently hold within health care.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Early online date29 Aug 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Aug 2018


  • Child-centred Care
  • Family-centred Care
  • Child
  • Health care
  • Ecological model

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