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.

Be in the Know - The Rights of Young People in Healthcare (Captions)

Be in the know - the rights of young people in healthcare
Video produced by NSW Government Health NSW Kids + Families.
Transcript available at the NSW Government health website.

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Rights of young people in healthcare

Have what's best for you

You have the right to what's best for YOU.

Be heard

You have the right to express your views respectfully, be HEARD and have something done about it.

Have the best available healthcare

You have the right to use, and receive the BEST available health care.

Be treated with respect

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.

Have whānau with you

You have the right to be with and guided by your family and whānau, unless this is against your best interest.

Be informed

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.

Be involved

You have the right to be INVOLVED in making decisions that affect you.

Be protected

You have the right to be PROTECTED from harm.

Have privacy

You have the right to PRIVACY.

Have education and recreation

You have the right to education, rest, play, creative activities and recreation.

Have coordinated healthcare

You have the right to planned coordinated healthcare.

Be in the know. Check out more information about young people's rights in 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 08 December 2021.

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