In 1996, an open conference sponsored by the US Pharmacopeia (USP) and attended by more than 100 health care professionals established the need and rationale for teaching children and adolescents about medicines.
After the conference, a public, iterative, consensus-development process including participation by 35 health-professional organizations was undertaken.
This process resulted in a USP position statement, « Ten Guiding Principles for Teaching Children and Adolescents About Medicines, » which supports the right of children and adolescents to receive developmentally appropriate information and direct communications about medicines that are consistent with their health status, capabilities, and culture.
The position statement is intended to stimulate activities that will help children become active participants in the process of appropriate use of medicines and prepare them for the day they begin to use medicines independently.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Adolescent, Médicament, Information biomédicale, Information thérapeutique, Recommandation, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Adolescent, Drug, Biomedical information, Therapeutic information, Recommendation, Health education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0432791
Code Inist : 002B02A07. Création : 22/03/2000.