The missing link: paediatric to adult transition in diabetes services

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92078
Title:
The missing link: paediatric to adult transition in diabetes services
Authors:
Jones, S. E. (Susan); Hamilton, S. (Sharon)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Institute for Health Sciences and Social Care Research.
Citation:
Jones, S. E. and Hamilton, S. (2008) 'The missing link: paediatric to adult transition in diabetes services', British Journal of Nursing, 17 (3), pp.842-847.
Publisher:
Mark Allen Healthcare
Journal:
British Journal of Nursing
Issue Date:
Jul-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/92078
Abstract:
Childhood diabetes is a chronic and life-changing condition requiring careful management by clinicians, the child and family. During childhood, care is provided by the paediatric team, which is then transferred to the adult diabetes team during adolescence. This literature review identified five themes in the literature: adolescence as a time of transition; adolescent needs during transition; barriers; facilitators; and models of transition. Key findings suggest that the transition process remains problematic with a gap between paediatric and adult services being identified, including significant differences in clinical practice and culture. Although there is a growing body of knowledge around the reasons behind this phenomenon, research into effective models of transition to address these problems is still lacking. A period of managed transition between the two services has been recommended, with evidence that the nurse has the potential to develop a coordinating role, to assist in bridging the gap between paediatric and adult services.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
childhood diabetes; paediatric; adult; transition; diabetes services
ISSN:
0966-0461
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 21/01/2011]
Citation Count:
0 [Scopus, 15/02/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJones, S. E. (Susan)en
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, S. (Sharon)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T11:09:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-02-15T11:09:57Z-
dc.date.issued2008-07-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Nursing; 17 (3): 842-847en
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/92078-
dc.description.abstractChildhood diabetes is a chronic and life-changing condition requiring careful management by clinicians, the child and family. During childhood, care is provided by the paediatric team, which is then transferred to the adult diabetes team during adolescence. This literature review identified five themes in the literature: adolescence as a time of transition; adolescent needs during transition; barriers; facilitators; and models of transition. Key findings suggest that the transition process remains problematic with a gap between paediatric and adult services being identified, including significant differences in clinical practice and culture. Although there is a growing body of knowledge around the reasons behind this phenomenon, research into effective models of transition to address these problems is still lacking. A period of managed transition between the two services has been recommended, with evidence that the nurse has the potential to develop a coordinating role, to assist in bridging the gap between paediatric and adult services.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcareen
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 21/01/2011]en
dc.subjectchildhood diabetesen
dc.subjectpaediatricen
dc.subjectadulten
dc.subjecttransitionen
dc.subjectdiabetes servicesen
dc.titleThe missing link: paediatric to adult transition in diabetes servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Institute for Health Sciences and Social Care Research.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nursingen
ref.citationcount0 [Scopus, 15/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardJones, S. E. and Hamilton, S. (2008) 'The missing link: paediatric to adult transition in diabetes services', British Journal of Nursing, 17 (3), pp.842-847.-
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