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The Challenge of Switching to  "Adult Doctors" 

Young adults with chronic illness or disability often find it challenging to 'graduate' from their pediatrician to an 'adult doctor'. It can be hard for these young adults to disengage from long established relationships with pediatricians and begin a new health care relationship with another provider.

Ideally, healthcare providers' first priority should be to build a bridge between pediatric and adult-oriented care. Ideally, patients and parents could meet the new healthcare providers in advance, together with the old pediatric healthcare team.

Parents can help empower their children to be better healthcare consumers throughout their childhood and into their adolescence and adulthood by assisting them to understand and communicate (if possible) the following:

  • His/her illness, disorder, or disability
  • What medications are needed to manage their symptoms? Help them create a list of meds.
  • What things can they do through lifestyle choices or foods to help manage their symptoms.
  • Know any triggers that escalate their illness, disorder, or disability.

Young adults who are empowered to participate in health care decisions will likely have a smoother transition to adult care. Read the full article>

 

 


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