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United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in acute paediatrics
  1. Colin Powell1,2
  1. 1 Emergency Medicine, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar
  2. 2 Division of Population Medicine, Cardiff Univerisy, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Colin Powell, Emergency Medicine, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar; PowellC7{at}cardiff.ac.uk

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was created in 1989 and has provided us a framework for the structure of a Childrens’ rights delivered clinical service, standards for clinical care and indeed undergraduate curriculum for medical students. It is worthwhile reminding yourself of some of the Articles. Article 17 states, ‘Children have the right to get information that is important to their health and well-being’ and Article 24 focuses on health and health services, stating, ‘Children have the right to good quality healthcare—the best healthcare possible—to safe drinking water, nutritious food, a clean and safe …

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