Tuesday, 9 December 2008

bedtime reading: core principles of transition

Transition from childrens to adult services is a ticky time. I have recently blogged about the risk and signposted the excellent e-learning available so I was pleased to be sent a copy of 'Think Transition': Developing the essential link between paediatric and adult care’ (November 2008) from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

The document identifies the requirement to actively manage and coordinate the porcess. The care coordinator key worker model - I think that is a youth worker to you and me, and the importance of not limiting this role to health is key message. Most issues in transition are generic but this document has a good section on chronic kidney disease as well.