The Protection of Children’s Rights and the Construction of a Child Friendly Medical Environment
People have acknowledged that the main object of pediatric healthcare are the children themself based on the awareness of the atient-centered?concept. Therefore, under the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, respect for children autonomy and consideration of best interests are the first principles in the pediatric healthcare. Child-friendly healthcare should be taken as the specific practice. It should also take elements children need into account including the hardware environment, professionals, medical procedures, treatment methods, and supporting resources and implement them at the policy and system level. It is hoped that efforts from various aspects including healthcare, social welfare, policy, and legal system will enable children in Taiwan to have better friendly medical environment.