The continuum of transition from paediatric to adult renal care

Watson, Alan R.
September 2010
Journal of Renal Nursing;2010, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p214
Academic Journal
The article focuses on managing the transition of children with renal disease from a paediatric renal unit (PRU) to an adult unit. It mentions that the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children requires a multiprofessional team, and highlights the need for transition planning in chronic illness management. The differences between paediatric and adult renal care, and the competencies required in a young adult before transfer, are discussed. The article highlights the role of youth workers in supporting young adults and the development of young adult clinics, and mentions the recent inititatives to support transition plans, such as the National Kidney Care project. INSET: Key Points.


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