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Still Lost in Transition?

Medforth, N and Huntingdon, E (2017) Still Lost in Transition? Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing. ISSN 2469-4193

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Abstract

Numerous policy directives highlight the need for planned and well-coordinated support to enable young people with long-term conditions and disabilities to negotiate the transition to adulthood, including making the leap from children-oriented to adult- centered health services. The journey is complex and multi-dimensional. For young people with a disability, long-term condition, or mental health problem there are additional challenges when transitioning between services with differences in expectations, delivery, and culture. This article explores findings from 6 case studies of young people who have recently experienced transition to adult health and care services, triangulating inter-related perspectives: those of young people, parents, and carers, and where possible the professionals involved. One of the case studies illustrates how the challenges are actually experienced. Analysis of emerging themes across the case studies leads to key messages from families to inform strategic development of services and practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability; long-term condition; mental health; transition; young people
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: School of Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 09:23
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 03:22
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/24694193.2017.1330370
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6850

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