TITLE

Transition of care from paediatric to adult services in haematology

AUTHOR(S)
Bolton-Maggs, Paula H. B.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2007, Vol. 92 Issue 9, p797
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The need for adequate preparation for transition for young people with health care needs who require long term follow-up in the adult sector has long been recognised and is a required part of the national service framework for children. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Nursing have endorsed this need for improvement in services for adolescents. In 2006 the Department of Health launched guidelines with a wealth of recommendations. Despite these initiatives only slow progress has been made (usually by enthusiasts) and much work is needed to develop good programmes in many specialties, including non-malignant haematology.
ACCESSION #
26522966

 

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