This workshop will provide information about the transition from pediatric to adult care for individuals with CF, using a systems-level approach to consider the multiple factors that impact the patient, family, and care team during transition. Challenges that impact the transition process will be discussed, and programs utilizing successful transition models will be highlighted.
Identify common challenges faced by families when a child transitions from pediatric to adult care.
Describe strategies which may help facilitate smoother transitions.
Discuss the benefits of a systems-level conceptualization of transition from pediatric to adult care.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Clinical Social Worker,
Hasbro Children`s Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital