Table 2

Differences between clinician and parent/carer and child or young person (CYP) agendas

Clinician agendaParent/carer/CYP agenda
  • Identifying any immediate danger that requires action

  • Making a robust diagnosis

  • Rule out rare but significant possibilities

  • Relief of pain and other symptoms

  • Certainty that illness will resolve

  • Certainty that there will be no long-term consequences