Information to help you transition your chronically ill adolescent and young adult patients into adult health care
The information below was sent to us by John Reiss, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Institute of Child Heatlh Policy at University of Florida.
"If you work with youth and young adults with chronic medical conditions and disabilities, you may be interested in receiving the “Transition Digest”. This free e-mail monthly newsletter typically includes information about emerging trends, promising transition practices, lessons learned, materials for youth and parents, transition related publications (from a broad range of journals), websites, meetings, and questions from subscribers. It does NOT address medical management, but rather focuses on issues like promoting teen’s autonomy and medical decision making skills, assessing transition readiness and facilitating the transfer between pediatric and adult providers.
If you are interested in receiving the Digest (at no cost) send a request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
To help you make an informed decision about the potential value of yet another thing in the In-Box, recent issues of the Transition Digest are available, as PDFs at: http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/listserv.html
You may also be interested in the transition related training and informational materials for youth and families that have been developed by the Institute for Child Health Policy at the University of Florida. They are available to view and download at no cost from the web. Go to: http://hctransitions.ichp.ufl.edu/hct-promo/ "