Cancer Nurs 2014 Sep-Oct;37(5):E23-31
Author Affiliations: School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Scotland (Drs McCann and Kearney), and Department of Neurobiology, Care Science, and Society, Division of Nursing, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden (Dr Wengström).
Background: Survivors of childhood cancer will, at some stage, move from pediatric to adult care and/or to a different model of care to continue to receive long-term follow-up. Literature relating to transitional care for childhood onset conditions exists, but little research has been undertaken into transition in a cancer context, specifically from an experiences perspective.
Objective: The aim of this study was to report how the process of transition should be considered within the context of young people's entire illness experience and how that experience can impact their transition readiness. Read More