The process of implementation of children’s rights in healthcare system: challenges and future perspectives

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The aim of the research is to study national as well as international legislation that regulates legal relations of minor patients and medical practitioners, as well to  identify the challenges and future perspectives of the implementation of children’s rights in healthcare system. The legal analysis will be made taking into account national, international laws, regulations, court decisions etc. The concept of a specific children’s rights in healthcare system applying the systemic analysis of already existing concepts of fundamental rights will be provided.  General scientific methods such as synthesis, modelling, comparative method and deductive method, methods of interpretation of legal norms ‒ grammatical, teleological, historical will be used. Theoretical base of the study is constituted by contemporary  foreign scientific works. As well as there will be analyzed some authors, scientists who have provided global contribution to the development of contemporary medical law, including the relations of the children’s and medical practitioners.  Legal relations of minor patients and medical practitioners are regulated both at international and national level. Nevertheless, the practical implementation has some gaps. It is not clear jet how to implement in practical situation special principles of minor patients in healthcare field. Unclear and incomplete legal framework and lack of case law make the situation more complicated. but, it is  clear that medical practitioners must be informed enough about the children’s or minor patients as a new and specific legal subject rights. The main principles, fundamental human rights are closely connected with children’s as minor patients’ rights and must be implemented as specific and unique principles in healthcare. The principle of ensuring the best interests of the child must be given priority upon implementing different activities, oriented towards minor patients.  Minor patients  rights must be clarified clearly and understandable especially on national level. as specific rights. 
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021
Conference number: 8


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare
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Field of Science*

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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