Speaker: Andrew Dwyer, PhD, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN
Transition from pediatric to adult-oriented care is important for health and wellbeing. However, adolescents and young adults have unique needs and the transition process can be full of challenges. This talk will describe key steps in transition for adolescents/young adults, parents/caregivers and healthcare professionals. We will review resources, tools and models of care to help patients navigate the passage to adult-oriented care. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 1) appreciate the importance of transition; 2) recognize available resources; and 3) begin discussions with healthcare providers to plan a smooth transition.