Young adults as users of adult healthcare: experiences of young adults with complex or life-limiting conditions

Title

Young adults as users of adult healthcare: experiences of young adults with complex or life-limiting conditions

Creator

Beresford B; Stuttard L

Publisher

Clinical Medicine (london, England)

Date

2014

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Young Adult; Great Britain; Adult; Parents; Attitude of Health Personnel; Inpatients; Health Services; Minority Groups

Description

Awareness is growing that young adults may have distinctive experiences of adult healthcare and that their needs may differ from those of other adult users. In addition, the role of adult health teams in supporting positive transitions from paediatrics is increasingly under discussion. This paper contributes to these debates. It reports a qualitative study of the experiences of young adults - all with complex chronic health conditions - as users of adult health services. Key findings from the study are reported, including an exploration of factors that help to explain interviewees' experiences. Study findings are discussed in the context of existing evidence from young adults in adult healthcare settings and theories of 'young adulthood'. Implications for training and practice are considered, and priorities for future research are identified.
2014-08

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

404-408

Issue

4

Volume

14

Citation

Beresford B; Stuttard L, “Young adults as users of adult healthcare: experiences of young adults with complex or life-limiting conditions,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14861.

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