Charter on Children’s Rights in Hospital

The Charter on children’s rights in hospital has been adopted at ISMETT since the beginning of the pediatric program. ISMETT guarantees the rights of children and vulnerable persons adopting the international protection procedures.

Principles of the Charter on children’s rights in hospital, that inspire the work of our doctors and health care providers every day:

The minor patient has the right to:

  • Receive appropriate care.
  • Be treated by specifically-trained clinical staff.
  • Be subject to no discrimination.
  • Have a parent and/or family member constantly with him/her in compliance with the unit’s organizational requirements.
  • Be admitted in a dedicated area, maintain a life of relations, and have a space inside the hospital to study, socialize, and play.
  • Be in contact with the school in case of an extended hospitalization.
  • Be treated with discretion and understanding, respecting his/her privacy.
  • Be informed about his/her health conditions and scheduled procedures in a manner that is comprehensible and appropriate for his/her age and development.
  • Be protected by a juvenile judge should the guardian deny consent to diagnostic and therapeutic activities or treatment deemed necessary for the life of the minor.
  • In the case of an illegal immigrant in serious health conditions, an authorization by the juvenile court is required to remain on the Italian soil, with the presence of a family member, for a limited period of time.
  • If in difficulty, the minor must be helped through a support program.