Transition of care: health care professionals' view

Title

Transition of care: health care professionals' view

Creator

Por J; Golberg B; Lennox V; Burr P; Barrow J; Dennard L

Publisher

Journal Of Nursing Management

Date

2004

Subject

Child; Humans; Adult; Attitude of Health Personnel; Questionnaires; Focus Groups; Needs Assessment; Hospitals; Nursing Methodology Research; Teaching; adolescent; Adolescent Transitions; Continuity of Patient Care/standards; Patient Transfer/standards; Chronic Disease/psychology/therapy; Adolescent Health Services/standards; London; Personnel; Pediatrics/standards; Hospital/psychology; Child Health Services/standards; Adolescent Medicine/standards

Description

There is much anxiety regarding the transfer of adolescents with chronic illness to adult services. Transfer of patients can be haphazard if the transition has not been planned. Problems and obstacles to transition have been identified and discussed by various authors. The purpose of this small study was to explore the views and needs of health care professionals from one National Health Service trust regarding the transition of care for adolescents with a chronic condition from children's to adult services and to identify possible ways to improve the current services for this particular group of young adults. The sample comprised 40 health care professionals, nurses from the children's department and adult ward, doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and pharmacists currently working in the same hospital trust. A postal survey was conducted. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics and content analysis. The main findings suggest that there is a need for a planned transition programme, supported by a clinical protocols and a specialist unit for adolescents. Health care professionals' views of patients and family/carers' needs and how such needs may be met were identified.
2004

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

354-361

Issue

5

Volume

12

Citation

Por J; Golberg B; Lennox V; Burr P; Barrow J; Dennard L, “Transition of care: health care professionals' view,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12783.

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