Special problems for the teenager with cystic fibrosis

Mearns, Margaret B.
January 1986
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Jan1986, Vol. 79 Issue 12, p51
Academic Journal
The article discusses the problems of teenage patients with cystic fibrosis. The causes of deaths in adolescents are enumerated, including accidents, neoplasm and violence. A commitment to work and acquire skills to become materially self-supporting must be developed. It is also important for adolescents to form peer group relationships.


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