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ZUNINO, Carlos; SANCHEZ, Verónica; ROMERO, Mario  and  GIACHETTO, Gustavo. Survey of postgraduate pediatrics students on knowledge and application of children and adolescents rights in clinical practice. Anfamed [online]. 2018, vol.5, n.1, pp.11-27.  Epub June 01, 2018. ISSN 2301-1254.

Abstract: The conception of childhood and adolescence is a social and historical construction that has evolved over the time. In the current paradigm, they are recognized as subjects of rights. The change in the attention care model should imply practices based on this paradigm. Objectives: describe the knowledge of physicians enrolled in postgraduate pediatric courses on the rights of children and adolescents and know their perception on the application of the rights approach in clinical practice Methodology: anonymous survey administered by researchers or by email to postgraduate pediatrics students. Three categories are explored: knowledge of the existence of regulations on the rights of children and adolescents and their use in the resolution of problems in practice, application of the rights approach in the clinical practices of the respondents and observed in other members of the healthcare team. Results: 180 surveys were conducted, 77 responded (43%). Whereas 97.4% reported knowing the existence of some of the regulations, 25.3% do not apply them in the resolution of problems. Most physicians report that they observe the violation of rights in their training stages. Conclusions: despite knowledge of the existence of regulations, there are difficulties to effectively conduct a rights-based approach that respects children and adolescents as subjects of rights.

Keywords : Child Advocacy; Clinical Competence; child; adolescent.

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