Transition to Adult Health Care Quick Guide: Handbook for Youth, Youth Adult and their Families, April 2019

(2019) Transition to Adult Health Care Quick Guide: Handbook for Youth, Youth Adult and their Families, April 2019. Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

In the medical world the term “transition” refers to preparing youth for the experience of becoming consumers of adult health care. During childhood, parents take responsibility for seeing that their son or daughter’s medical needs are met—they make doctors’ appointments, fill out forms, and keep track of medications. As youth get older, the ability to manage their own medical needs becomes increasingly important. Health care transition focuses on building independent health care skills – including self-advocacy, preparing for the adult model of care, and transferring to new providers.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Health care, Public Health
Subjects: Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Public health > Environmental health
ID Code: 33170
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2020 19:10
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 19:10
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/33170