Facilitating transition of young people with long-term health conditions from children's to adults' healthcare services - implications of a 5-year research programme.

Colver, Allan and Rapley, Tim and Parr, Jeremy R and McConachie, Helen and Dovey-Pearce, Gail and Couteur, Ann Le and McDonagh, Janet E and Bennett, Caroline and Maniatopoulos, Gregory and Pearce, Mark S and Reape, Debbie and Chater, Nichola and Gleeson, Helena and Vale, Luke (2020) Facilitating transition of young people with long-term health conditions from children's to adults' healthcare services - implications of a 5-year research programme. Clinical medicine (London, England), 20 (1). pp. 74-80. ISSN 1473-4893. This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs

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Abstract

BACKGROUND

During transition from children's to adults' healthcare, young adults with long-term conditions may show delays in psychosocial development compared to their peers without long-term conditions, and deterioration of their conditions' medical control.

METHODS

This paper integrates the findings, already published in 10 separate papers, of a 5-year transition research programme.

IMPLICATIONS

There is an important role for funders (commissioners) of adults' services to fund transitional healthcare, in addition to funders of children's services who currently take responsibility.It is important that healthcare provider organisations adopt an organisation-wide approach to implementation to ensure that good practice is adopted in children's and adults' services, not just adopted by enthusiasts in some specialties. This includes provision of 'developmentally appropriate healthcare' which recognises the changing biopsychosocial developmental needs of young people.Three features of transitional healthcare were associated with improved outcomes: appropriate parent involvement, promotion of young people's confidence in managing their health and meeting the adult team before transfer. These should be maintained or introduced as a priority.Child and adult healthcare providers should routinely explore with a young person how they approach transition and personalise their clinical approach thereafter.These implications are relevant for a range of stakeholders, including funders of transitional healthcare, organisations providing transitional healthcare and clinical practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available to all UHB staff and students via ASK Discovery tool http://tinyurl.com/z795c8c by using their UHB Athens login IDs
Subjects: WB Practice of medicine
WS Paediatrics. Child health
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Endocrinology
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Depositing User: Mrs Yolande Brookes
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2020 11:22
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 11:22
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/2782

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