Section 2 - Responsibilities of a Medical Consenter

Help Your Child Understand the Medical Treatment

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  • Before medical appointments, you need to explain to the child or youth the medical procedures, treatments or medicines he or she may receive.
  • Explain at the child’s level and give the child a chance to ask questions about the proposed treatment and talk about any concerns.
  • Encourage the child or youth to share his or her view about any treatment, tests, assessments or medicine being considered.