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La parole de l’enfant : objet de bonnes intentions, sujet de protection

Abstract : The word of a child who opposes or reveals a suffering related to a family dysfunction requires caution, which must be heard and carried. This dissertation raises the question of childhood in the century of self-determination, of the autonomy of the will. What should be done whith a child's decisions concerning his or her care, especially when they are opposed to those of this or her legal representatives? This question requires cross approaches, on the legal and clinical levels, in order to assess an ethical position. The law is ambiguous: the child is placed under a system of representation intended to protect him or her, but the child is also capable of making personal decisions concerning him or herself. It is a question of assessing the child's interest and capacity to act in his or her own interest. In order to do this, it is essential to look at the child's clinic and the construction of this or her speech. The child should not be forced into a particular choice, even if it seems to be the best for him or her. It seems wise then, in the field of health care, that the words of the child and that of this or her legal representative meet. This meeting is even more complex in situations of family pathology.
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Camille Launay. La parole de l’enfant : objet de bonnes intentions, sujet de protection. Santé publique et épidémiologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-03515422⟩

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