Concept Analysis of Health Care Transition in Adolescents with Chronic Conditions

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  • Children with chronic conditions are living into adulthood and present with unique needs. One such need is their transition from pediatric to adult health care. This paper examined the literature to analyze and synthesize the concept of transition within two contexts, health care and adolescents with chronic conditions. Fifty multidisciplinary sources were included for analysis. A refined, working definition of the concept of health care transition in adolescents with chronic conditions is presented. Results will enable the scientific community to discuss salient issues using well-defined, uniform terminology. Nursing implications are delineated to ensure that these youths thrive into adulthood.
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  • Ladores S
  • Start Page

  • e119
  • End Page

  • e129
  • Volume

  • 30
  • Issue

  • 5