TRANSITION TO ADULT CARE - (click  to jump to specific module section)

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Well Teens


Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the timing and progression of transition preparation during adolescence
  2. Identify at least one tool for assessing youth readiness for transition
  3. Delineate the key components of transition preparation and implementation
  4. Describe the objectives and measurable outcomes of transitional care
Readings and Videos:
Materials to Develop Educational Sessions:
 
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Resident primary care clinic
  • Adolescent clinic
  • Inpatient settings



 

Chronic Illness


Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the impact of chronic illness on physical, emotional, sexual, social, and cognitive development, and the reciprocal impact of normal adolescent development on chronic illness
  2. Explain how chronic disease and intellectual impairment uniquely impact the process of transition preparation and challenges they pose for transfer of care
  3. List the consequences in young adulthood of ineffective, delayed, or unsuccessful transition
Readings and Videos:
Websites and Online Videos:
  1. Trapeze: A supported leap into adult health. Resources for paediatric teams
  2. Nemours Health Care Systems Video Series - for patients, families, and caregivers.
    1. Available at: www.nemours.org/about/mediaroom/press/dv/transition-videos.html
Materials to Develop Educational Sessions:
Clinical and Community Settings:
  • Resident primary care clinic
  • Adolescent clinic
  • Inpatient settings
  • Subspecialty clinics
  • Adult care settings (Internal or Family medicine clinic)

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