Summary - Children and young people
Children are not small adults. Physically not, cognitively not and socio-emotionally not. Many lifestyle factors influence the health of children and young people, including the dietary pattern and young people's experimental behavior (drinking, smoking, gaming, sex, drugs). Children of migrants score worse for oral health than indigenous children. During the monitoring and treatment of a child, clarity and safety should come first. The assistant has the control and uses non-threatening language and validates desired behavior through an immediate reward (compliment). Practice assistants are mainly concerned with parents and their anxiety. They weigh this concern during the triage. Some assistants do STI and contraception consultations themselves. In the pharmacy, medication for children requires extra attention (dosage, form of administration). Doctor and dentist visits of a child or an adult with an autism spectrum disorder should follow a fixed procedure. Older children can take more direct control. In teens, oral care and use of medication require extra attention because they sometimes set different priorities and experiment with their own responsibility. The Medical Treatment Contracts Act (WGBO) regulates the age from which a child can participate in a decision or decide independently on his treatment.