Study of children’s decision-making rights for the Ministry of Social Affairs

Study of children’s decision-making rights for the Ministry of Social Affairs

We conducted a survey for the Ministry of Social Affairs, where the aim was to gather information and opinions on what age, in which characteristics / level of development and on which health issues children could make their own health-related decisions.

In the study, we looked at whether the child’s decision-making power should be more legally regulated or whether other approaches should be used. One of the aims of the study was to initiate a discussion and reach a solution that is best for the child considering the child’s judgment.

As part of the study, Haap Consulting did the following:

  • we reviewed the literature and performed a document analysis to map the current situation,
  • we conducted individual interviews with health care workers and children and focus group interviews with parents.

The analysis focused on universal health services in assessing children’s decision-making power, with a special focus on vaccination, as it is one of two health services where children do not currently have decision-making power. As a result of the survey, the Ministry of Social Affairs received feedback from target groups, through which it is possible to improve problem areas in legislation. The results of the survey are an input to the policy planning process of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

The results of the survey are available on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Haap Consulting conducts various volumes of qualitative and quantitative research to map a topic that is important to your company or organization and provides recommendations for further activities.

If you want help in conducting research, contact us at [email protected] or call 51966196.

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