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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017 Jun;64(3):707-720. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2017.02.001.

The Transition of the Gastrointestinal Patient from Pediatric to Adult Care.

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1
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
2
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. Electronic address: laurie.fishman@childrens.harvard.edu.

Abstract

Transition is the long process of developing independent self-management skills whereas transfer is the actual move from pediatric to adult-centered provider. Structured anticipated transition works best with timelines of tasks to master and discussion of the stylistic differences between pediatric and adult practices. Disease-specific issues need to be addressed, such as earlier timelines for diet-based therapies, parental support for critical illnesses, and differences in therapeutic strategies.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescents; Gastrointestinal; Transfer; Transition

PMID:
28502447
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2017.02.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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