Are Your Pediatric Patients Ready for Adult Health Care? What to Do and How to Do It


Laurie N. Fishman, MD (Editor)
Childrens Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, US

Series: Health Care in Transition
BISAC: MED078000



When is the right time to discuss moving to an adult medical provider? How do you prepare adolescents to take over their own medical care? What do you say at the farewell visit? Pediatric providers know these are important questions but don’t know where to find answers. Medical societies have written statements and guidelines outlining the importance of guiding young people from pediatric to adult medical care. Yet there are few practical instructions for pediatric providers on exactly how to accomplish this important task. This is the first book written for the busy practitioner outlining specific suggestions or “take-aways” that can be quickly incorporated into practice. (Imprint: Novinka)

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