Self-Management and Health Care Transition Among Adolescents and Young Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: Medical and Psychosocial Considerations.
- Maria E Díaz-González de Ferris,
- Marta Del Villar-Vilchis,
- Ricardo Guerrero,
- Victor M Barajas-Valencia,
- Emily B Vander-Schaaf,
- Alexandre de Pomposo,
- Mara Medeiros,
- Eniko Rak,
- Guillermo Cantu-Quintanilla,
- Rupesh Raina,
- Ana C Alvarez-Elias
Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 2017 Nov;24(6):405-409
Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, NC; Hospital Pediátrico del Estado de México, Secretaría de Salubridad y Asistencia Pública, Toluca, Estado de Mexico, México; Hospital de Los Angeles, CDMx, México; Departamento de Enseñanza, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, CDMx, México; Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, CDMx, México; Unidad de Investigación y Diagnóstico en Nefrología, Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, CDMx, México; Department of Rehabilitation, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, NC; Departmento de Ética, Universidad Panamericana de Mexico, CDMx, Mexico; Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH; Department of Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron, OH; SickKids, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Health care transition (HCT) is a process that requires preparation as a continuum from pediatric- to adult-focused services. For adolescents and young adults with chronic or ESRD, this process can be prolonged due to their physical, psychological, family, or ecological factors. HCT preparation is a matter of patient safety and patient rights as the consequences of poor preparation at the time of transfer to adult-focused services are great, including rejection of organs, disease relapse, or even death. Read More