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2018 Research Seminar Series: Embedding young people's participation in health services and research: new approaches

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Heritage Room, Sixth Floor, Hunter Wing, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Louca-Mai Brady

2018 Research Seminar Series: Embedding young people's participation in health services and research: new approaches

Whilst there is growing awareness of the case for children and young people's participation there is limited evidence on how this apparent commitment to participation and children's rights translates into professional practice and young people's experience of participation in health services and in health research.

Participation in health tends to be driven by a public involvement and engagement agenda rather than more radical models of participatory practice. Young people's views are still not consistently sought or acknowledged within healthcare settings; they are rarely involved in decision-making processes and often occupy a marginalized position in healthcare encounters. Furthermore, much participation is still adult-initiated, context-specific and collective (ie. group-based) participation which takes place in formal settings.

In addition to the piecemeal approach to participation in health services there have also been disparities in the characteristics of young people likely to participate, the types of decisions they are involved in making, and the extent to which this participation is meaningful and effective.

This seminar will draw on Louca-Mai's doctoral research and an associated book, currently in development, to explore how the rhetoric of young people's participation can best be translated into practice.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: HSCE Events Team
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Email: HSCE-events@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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