Journeying from nirvana with mega-mums and broken hearts: The complex dynamics of transition from pediatric to adult settings

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Show simple item record Brodie, L Crisp, J McCormack, B Wilson, V Bergin, P Fulham, C 2012-02-10T06:09:16Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 2010, 3 (4), pp. 1 - 10
dc.identifier.issn 1939-5930
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Continuity of care and equity of access to appropriate adult health care is an ongoing challenge for young people with chronic health problems, the majority of whom have lived with their condition since birth or early childhood. While much has been written on transition, the contribution of the relationships among all involved in the process requires more attention. The aim of this paper is to increase understanding of the complexity underpinning the process of transition for young people with chronic illnesses/disabilities. Method: Unstructured interviews were used to capture the experiences of individuals from the three major groups involved in transition - young people, their families and health care professionals. The methods used in analysing the data drew on critical creativity, an approach that employs creative processes in analysing qualitative material to allow for individual expression and interpretation of meaning. Results: The six major themes identified highlighted the need for planning of transition well ahead of the event, consideration of the young person's life outside of their illness, the central role of the mother within the process, fundamental and profound differences between paediatric and adult care, the sense of paediatric care as special, and the reality of grief and loss for many involved in the transition process. Conclusion: Innovative and creative approaches are required to both understand and work with the complex dynamics at play when young people transition to adult health services.
dc.publisher Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
dc.title Journeying from nirvana with mega-mums and broken hearts: The complex dynamics of transition from pediatric to adult settings
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.publocation Tasmania, Australia
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education annual conference
dc.for 1110 Nursing
dc.personcode 867583
dc.personcode 998491
dc.personcode 103746
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US 2011-02-08
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Hobart, Australia
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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