Faculty of Health and Social Care Guest Lecture – Amanda van Rooyen, Auckland University, New Zealand

21st Jun 2016, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Faculty of Health and Social Care


Children’s competence to participate in health care decisions: An interesting paradox

Amanda van Rooyen is a paediatric nurse and clinical educator for Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Her research focuses on competence as a major facilitator/barrier to children’s participation in health care. She is currently travelling the UK and Europe visiting individuals and organisations in an attempt to gain new ideas, perspectives or tools on how to address child competence in health care. This travel was made possible by the Margaret May Blackwell Travel Fellowship.

This presentation will explore what ‘competence’ is and how health professionals’ make these judgements of children’s abilities to participate in matters that are important to them.

See Amanda’s profile here