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Found in Transition.

Medforth, N and Huntingdon, E (2017) Found in Transition. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 41 (4). pp. 237-254. ISSN 2469-4193

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Abstract

The journey to adulthood is complex and multi-dimensional. Young people may be independent in some spheres of their lives, but dependent in others. For young people with a disability, long-term condition, or mental health problem there are additional hurdles. As they move between health and social care services, they will find significant differences in expectations, delivery, and culture. At the same time, their own needs will be evolving. Despite a great deal of guidance on effective transition support, in 2014, England's Care Quality Commission highlighted a shortfall between policy and practice. The result is confusion and frustration for young people, their families, and the staff caring for them. Seamless transition to adult services is by no means a universal experience. Here the authors offer two case studies that triangulate inter-related perspectives: those of young people, parents and carers, and the professionals involved in successful models of transition support. The case studies illustrate how the challenge of transitioning to adult services is actually experienced and how, despite some concerns held by young people, parents, and carers, well-planned and coordinated transitions can have positive outcomes for the families involved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing on 7 Jun 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/24694193.2017.1323976
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability; long term condition; mental health; transition; young people
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
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: 23 Apr 2019 13:29
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 23:04
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/24694193.2017.1323976
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10579

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