Participation of Underage Patients in the Discussion-making Process Regarding Their Health and Stay in Hospital: Social Aspect

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Abstract

The article dwells to one of the important issues of modern society — the preservation and maintenance of the younger generation’s health treating children as an active subject, endowed with rights and obligations, who are eligible to take part in decision-making process directly related to their lives. The authors of the article focused on the need to revise generally accepted practices in the field of child health protection due to the rapid changes in modern society, the introduction of new digital technologies, including in medicine, the emergence of appropriate behavioral strategies that require scientific justification, changes in regulatory the legal framework, the readiness of social institutions (family, education, healthcare) to change paradigms regarding the autonomy of children. Based on the research of Russian and foreign scientists, the directions of research, educational, managerial and technological activities in the interests of childhood development are highlighted, which will expand the space of children's participation.

General Information

Keywords: child participation; minor patient; health; disease; health care system; autonomy; agency; health protection

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/ssc.2023040201

Received: 09.10.2023

Accepted:

For citation: Besschetnova O.V., Mayorova-Shcheglova S.N. Participation of Underage Patients in the Discussion-making Process Regarding Their Health and Stay in Hospital: Social Aspect [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sotsial’nye nauki i detstvo = Social Sciences and Childhood, 2023. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 7–22. DOI: 10.17759/ssc.2023040201. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Oksana V. Besschetnova, Doctor of Sociology, Professor of the Department of Sociology and Medaicommunications, Moscow State Humanitarian and Economic University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4181-9886, e-mail: besschetnovaov@mgupp.ru

Svetlana N. Mayorova-Shcheglova, Doctor of Sociology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4935-9148, e-mail: sheglova-s@yandex.ru

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