Transition is defined as “the process by which adolescents and young adults with chronic childhood illnesses are prepared to take charge of their lives and their health in adulthood”. Effective transition programs have the potential to decrease morbidity and mortality associated with transfer of care and can improve quality of life. This session will discuss issues essential to successful transition of pediatric patients to adult care, including patient and family challenges, as well as potential strategies/interventions to meet these challenges.
Ready or Not? Assessment of Transition Readiness
Developmental /Psychosocial Challenges to Transition
Family Factors that Impact Transition
Strategies for Transition Preparation in Adolescent Transplant Recipients
Outcomes in Pediatric Thoracic Transplant Recipients Transitioned to Adult Care