• Jasmina Milošević 1 Children's Hospital for Lung Diseases and Tuberculosis, CHC „Dr, Dragiša Mišović“, Belgrade, Serbia, 2 Association of public health educators of Serbia "Sanus habitus", Belgrade, Serbia



education, children's rights, health care


Introduction: The implementation of children's rights in health care in terms of proper application in practice represents the introduction of new standards and the need for additional education of health professionals, children and their parents.

Aim: The aim of the research work is to indicate the necessity of daily application of children's rights in pediatric practice.

Methodology: The sample consisted of 104 parents of child-patients and 69 health workers and associates who work with children at KBC "Dr. Dragiša Mišović-Dedinje".

Results: The results indicate that a very large percentage of parents, as much as 77.9%, do not have adequate information about children's rights in the health care system. Our results on children's rights in the field of healthcare show that 91.3% of parents think that education is necessary, while 3.8% of them think that this type of education is not necessary. The vast majority of health workers and associates, 78.3%, do not have adequate knowledge about the rights of child patients.

Conclusion: Our analyses on guaranteed children's rights and legal position of children in the health care system in the Republic of Serbia, confirmed the full importance and need for the introduction of new standards, including additional education of children, their parents and health workers and associates.


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