Young people's rights in healthcare

Young people's rights in healthcare

Young people receiving healthcare - you have the right to what's best for YOU.

  1. You have the right to what's best for YOU.
  2. You have the right to express your views respectfully, be HEARD and have something done about it.
  3. You have the right to use, and receive the BEST available health care.
  4. You have the right to be treated with RESPECT in regards to your values, beliefs, tikanga and culture. You have the right to be you.
  5. You have the right to be with and guided by your family/whānau, unless this is against your best interest.
  6. You have the right to be FULLY informed, ask questions and be given answers about all matters concerning you. Because being in the know is important.
  7. You have the right to be INVOLVED in making decisions that affect you.
  8. You have the right to be PROTECTED from harm.
  9. You have the right to PRIVACY.
  10. You have the right to education, rest, play, creative activities and recreation.
  11. You have the right to planned coordinated healthcare.

You can check the whole document: Charter of tamariki/children's and rangatahi/young people's rights in healthcare services in Aotearoa New Zealand: A consensus statement by Children's Hospitals Australasia (CHA) and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand (PDF, 3MB).

Cover page of charter document

This page last reviewed 05 September 2018.
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