Fifteen-minute consultation: Guide to communicating with children and young people

Gail Davison*, Richard Conn, Martina Ann Kelly, Andrew Thompson, Tim Dornan

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This article suggests communicative steps and strategies to help healthcare professionals achieve the ideals of child-centred care, which place children and young people at the centre of policy and practice. For those with 15 s, not 15 min, our suggestions can be summarised like this: help children be active agents in their own care by asking, listening well, being curious and explaining things clearly in an accessible but not condescending way.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood: Education and Practice Edition
Early online date02 Dec 2021
Publication statusEarly online date - 02 Dec 2021


  • child health services
  • paediatrics


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