Children have the right to Language
2019 is the United Nations (UN) International Year of Indigenous Languages. This UN initiative seeks to raise awareness of the importance of language in daily life. Language is crucial to all people for sustaining culture, history, and tradition. Care that recognises culture is crucial to support children and families living with rare diseases and language should be central to this. Some of other cultural factors include: Who should be in the room; who needs to be involved in decision making; does the family need a translator; and are the medical professionals respecting traditional medical approaches? A person-centred medical approach will be holistic and recognise the importance of language and culture.
To learn more about the 2019 International year of Indigenous Language https://en.iyil2019.org/