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


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)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. “Can‟t We Talk about This When I‟m Ready to Transfer?” The Long Process of Transition
(Laurie N. Fishman, M.D.)

Chapter 2. “Let‟s Have Johnny Answer First” Educating Parents to Play a Supportive Role
(Laurie N. Fishman, M.D.)

Chapter 3. “What Else Do You Want Me to Do?” Participating in Provider Visits
(Laurie N. Fishman, M.D.)

Chapter 4. “What‟s the Name of the Red Pill?” Medication Regimens and Responsibility
(Laurie N. Fishman, M.D.)

Chapter 5. “Can You Explain That Again?” Understanding the Medical Condition
(Susan M. Fernandes, LP.D., P.A.-C)

Chapter 6. “Mom, Can You Call the Doctor?” Communication between Visits
(Laurie N. Fishman, M.D.)

Chapter 7. “I‟m Taking Next Semester in Peru” Healthcare at a Distance
(Laurie N. Fishman, M.D.)

Chapter 8. “Does It Really Matter If I Eat This?” Managing Medical Dietary Restrictions
(Laurie N. Fishman, M.D.)

Chapter 9. “She Can‟t Even Tell You What Hurts” Challenges Unique to Cognitive Delay
(Kitty O’Hare, M.D.)

Chapter 10. “But how do I Find a New Doctor?” Selecting and Connecting with the Adult Provider
(Sarah N. Flier, M.D. and Laurie N. Fishman, M.D.)

Chapter 11. “What If We Start to Cry?” The Farewell Visit and Beyond
(Laurie N. Fishman, M. D.)

Chapter 12. “Doc, Can You Write a Letter to Help Me?” Navigating Rights and Advocacy with Young Adult Patients
(Janis H. Arnold, LICSW)


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