Transition of care from paediatric to adult services: one part of improved health services for adolescents

Title

Transition of care from paediatric to adult services: one part of improved health services for adolescents

Creator

Viner RM

Publisher

Archives Of Disease In Childhood

Date

2008

Subject

Humans; Great Britain; Quality of Health Care; adolescent; Adolescent Transitions; Continuity of Patient Care/standards; Adolescent Health Services/standards; Delivery of Health Care/standards; State Medicine/standards

Description

Ensuring a safe and effective transition of young people with chronic illness and disability from paediatric care to adult health services is a key quality issue for the NHS. To achieve this, three elements must be pursued with vigour. Firstly, a cultural shift in NHS staff attitudes and training is required. Secondly, systems must change to ensure that all paediatric chronic illness and disability services have effective transition programmes in place. Thirdly, young patients need to be trained and empowered to allow them to be an effective partner in their own transition. Improvement of this transition is merely one part of a wider need to improve health care for adolescents.
2008

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

160-163

Issue

2

Volume

93

Citation

Viner RM, “Transition of care from paediatric to adult services: one part of improved health services for adolescents,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 8, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14141.

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