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Arch Dis Child. 2004 Oct;89(10):943-9.

The adolescent with a chronic condition. Part II: healthcare provision.

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Unité Multidisciplinaire pour la Santé des Adolescents, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland. Pierre-Andre.Michaud@hospvd.ch

Abstract

The treatment and management of chronic conditions during adolescence pose specific issues that need to be appropriately handled by health professionals. In this paper, questions related to disclosure of the diagnosis, the management of adherence to therapy, the need for an interdisciplinary network approach, lifestyles' anticipatory guidance and prevention, and the transition into an adult healthcare setting are reviewed. Special areas such as the issue of life threatening diseases and the ethical aspects of the treatment of chronic conditions are also discussed.

PMID:
15383439
PMCID:
PMC1719690
DOI:
10.1136/adc.2003.045377
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