Power and control over children and young people
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Power and control over children and young people

Imelda Charles-Edwards Programme Director, Distance Learning BSc Child Health Nursing, RCN Institute, London

By reading this article and writing a practice profile, you can gain ten continuing education points (CEPs). You have up to a year to send in your practice profile and guidelines on how to write and submit a profile are featured immediately after the continuing professional development article.

This feature introduces you to theories of control and power and invites you to relate these to your own practice with children and young people and the values of your work place. Rights-based approaches to care are outlined and through reading and Time Out activities, you will explore ways of challenging disempowering behaviours and make a personal action plan to empower children and young people.

Nursing Children and Young People. 15, 6, 37-42. doi: 10.7748/paed2003.