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Why is transition from paediatric to adult services difficult for young adults with long terms conditions?

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Article: Bell H, Hope W (2012) Supporting young people to move to adult services. Nursing Times; 108: 50, 12-14.

5 key points

  1. With better life expectancy, more patients are transferring from paediatric to adult renal services
  2. Good support can help young adults to cope better with this transition and to manage their own disease
  3. NHS Kidney Care is overseeing five Supporting Young Adults (SYA) projects
  4. The East Midlands SYA project aims to improve clinical outcomes
  5. Early results show that young people feel that the support being offered is beneficial

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  • How do you define the term young adult?
  • Why is transition from paediatric to adult services difficult for young adults with long terms conditions?
  • What problems do young adults with long terms conditions experience in education, employment and social lives?
  • What support do they need to cope with transition?
  • How would you organise a service for young adults with long term conditions in your specialty?
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