The challenge of transitional care for young people with life-limiting illness

Title

The challenge of transitional care for young people with life-limiting illness

Creator

Maunder EZ

Publisher

British Journal Of Nursing

Date

2004

Subject

Child; Humans; Palliative Care; Continuity of Patient Care; Nursing Assessment; adolescent; disabled children; Child Health Services/organization & administration; Catastrophic Illness/nursing

Description

Transitional care for young people with life-limiting illness is a particularly complex issue. The process of moving from paediatric to adult services is often fraught and poorly planned. As a result, this can add to the distress experienced by the young people and their families. The ideal would be to have a dedicated service for young adults that bridges the gap in care. The continued slow growth of community children's nursing services, however, highlights the constraints in developing services for a relatively small percentage of the population. Healthcare professionals must recognize the specialist needs of this patient group, and develop strategies to ensure that young people receive the care to which they are entitled.
2004

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

594-596

Issue

10

Volume

13

Citation

Maunder EZ, “The challenge of transitional care for young people with life-limiting illness,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12677.

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