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Transitioning Medical Care: Through Adolescence to Adulthood

Transitioning Medical Care: Through Adolescence to Adulthood


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This book provides a guide to the complexities of medical care through adolescence and into adulthood. The principles of transition, the management of patients and parents, and developmentally appropriate adolescent health care are discussed and evaluated. The academic importance of understanding long-term outcomes of treatments and diseases that began in childhood is also covered.

This book aims to help readers build a multidisciplinary transition team and details the barriers encountered in this process and the ways to overcome them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030058937
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dan Wood PhD FRCS(Urol). Consultant in Adolescent and Reconstructive Urology University College London Hospitals Honorary Consultant Urologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital Honorary Senior Lecturer University College London.

Alun Williams, MA, BM, BCh, FRCS. Department of Paediatric Urology, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Martin A. Koyle, MD, MSc, FAAP, FACS, FRCSC, FRCS (Eng). Department of Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Andrew D. Baird, MB, ChB, FRCS (Urol). Department of Urology, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

1. Metrics.- 2. Information Transfer.- 3. Managing the parents.- 4. Barriers to Transition.- 5. Assessing Readiness.- 6. Clinical Safety.- 7. Building the Team (MDT).- 8. Political Concerns- Institutional, Government, Insurance, Funding.- 9. What do patients worry about?.- 10. Why should we worry about Patients?.- 11. Taking a Service Forward.

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