Programs to Support Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transitions for Youth with Complex Care Needs and their Families: A Scoping Review

Title

Programs to Support Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transitions for Youth with Complex Care Needs and their Families: A Scoping Review

Creator

Doucet S; Splane J; Luke A; Asher K; Breneol S; Pidduck J; Grant A; Dionne E; Scott C; Keeping-Burke L; McIsaac JL; Gorter JW; Curran J

Identifier

Publisher

Child: Care, Health and Development

Date

2022

Subject

Adult; Family; Healthcare; Pediatric; Programs; Scoping review

Description

BACKGROUND An increasing number of children have complex care needs (CCN) that impact their health and cause limitations in their lives. More of these youth are transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare due to complex conditions being increasingly associated with survival into adulthood. Typically, the transition process is plagued by barriers, which can lead to adverse health consequences. There is an increased need for transitional care interventions when moving from pediatric to adult healthcare. To date, literature associated with this process for youth with CCN and their families has not been systematically examined OBJECTIVES The objective of this scoping review is to map the range of programs in the literature that support youth with CCN and their families as they transition from pediatric to adult healthcare METHODS The review was conducted in accordance with the Joanna Briggs Institute’s methodology for scoping reviews. A search, last run in April 2021, located published articles in PubMed, CINAHL, ERIC, PsycINFO, and Social Work Abstracts databases RESULTS The search yielded 1,523 citations, of which 47 articles met the eligibility criteria. A summary of the article characteristics, program characteristics, and program barriers and enablers is provided. Overall, articles reported on a variety of programs that focused on supporting youth with various conditions, beginning in the early or late teenage years. Financial support and lack of training for care providers were the most common transition program barriers, while a dedicated transition coordinator, collaborative care, transition tools, and interpersonal support were the most common enablers. The most common patient-level outcome reported was satisfaction DISCUSSION This review consolidates available information about interventions designed to support youth with CCN transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. The results will help to inform further research, as well as transition policy and practice advancement.

Citation List Month

April 2022 List

Collection

Citation

Doucet S; Splane J; Luke A; Asher K; Breneol S; Pidduck J; Grant A; Dionne E; Scott C; Keeping-Burke L; McIsaac JL; Gorter JW; Curran J, “Programs to Support Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Transitions for Youth with Complex Care Needs and their Families: A Scoping Review,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed January 28, 2023, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/18034.

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