The Journal of Paediatrics and Health

Welcome to The Patient's Voice

Children often lack a voice

A journal of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, for over 50 years the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health has helped health professionals communicate with each other.  What we have lacked is a way for our patients, and the parents of our patients, to communicate with us.

We are proud to invite the voice of children and their families into our journal.  Please read and share these remarkable stories.  We publish a new article regularly. 

The Patient's Voice is free for all to access.

Tahlia's story
Ben Matters

The "Anxious" Parent

Please Add Your Voice to "The Patient's Voice"

We invite children or their parents to submit articles up to 1000 words long about any aspect of child health.  We will consider any form of article, prose or poem

We also invite paediatricians and other health care professionals to solicit and submit such articles. Possible topics include living with an illness, visiting the hospital, being given a diagnosis, being a refugee, dealing with side effects of treatments or living with a sibling or parent who is ill.

We will favour articles that educate health care professionals about what we are and are not doing well or can help us to better understand a child’s perspective.

A submitting health care professional can be a co-author and is invited to write an accompanying commentary, which we may or may not use.

Articles may be submitted by email, or using our publisher's website.

If you would like to ask questions or discuss your submission with an editor, please email us.