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6.10. Caring for Children and Adolescent (Below 18 years of age)
When administering care for children and adolescents below 18 years of age, Healthcare Professionals shall ensure following:
6.10.1. Placing the interest and wellbeing of the child or adolescent first.
6.10.2. Ensuring that they consider adolescents’ capacity for decision-making.
6.10.3. Healthcare Professionals shall ensure following that, when communicating with children and adolescents
6.10.3.1. Treat them with respect and listen to them carefully
6.10.3.2. Encourage questions and answer their questions to the best of their abilities
6.10.3.3. Provide clear information that can be understood easily by children and/or adolescents
6.10.3.4. Where there is a suspicion or issue of child abuse or any other form of abuse or medicolegal case, Healthcare Professionals shall report such suspicions and to comply with Qatari regulatory requirements.