Different specialties, one goal – treating children right

Children, especially newborns, are generally no longer simply considered to be small adults whose treatment just needs to be “reduced”. This is why a pediatrician’s education includes several specialties because ultimately everything in terms of care comes together here.


Photo: Otto Heubner

In Germany, Otto Heubner is considered to be one of the co-founders of pediatrics.

Communication is key

Photo: Child with broken arm

Children are not small adults. Their treatment needs to take their ongoing growth into account for example. Drugs can also affect them differently though research findings are often inconclusive; © panthermedia.net/Monkeybusiness

The closer the collaboration, the better

Photo: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

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