Children and adolescents with chronic respiratory disease become adults with chronic respiratory disease. As a result of ongoing improvements in health care, this is now increasingly the norm rather than the exception. Therefore professionals who look after children and adolescents with chronic illness have a responsibility to consider how their patients' health care needs will continue to be met as they become adults. This chapter discusses the background to transition from pediatric to adult health care and provides a practical approach to assist health professionals, administrators, patients, and families to plan and negotiate the process.
|Title of host publication||Kendig's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children|
|Editors||Robert William Wilmott, Albert Li, Peter Sly|
|Publisher||Elsevier- Hanley and Belfus Inc.|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|