This unique handbook provides pediatric and adult endocrinologists and multidisciplinary clinical care providers a guide to transition from pediatric to adult care and an understanding of developmental and psychosocial issues of young adulthood and how they relate to healthcare and disease self-management. The handbook is divided into two parts. Part one describes transition interventions and novel strategies that can be integrated into routine care and gives practical considerations for transition processes from both the pediatric and adult perspectives, with applications across multiple endocrine conditions. Part two focuses on transition issues specific to common endocrine conditions - type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Turner syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, endocrine sequelae of childhood cancer, and transgender care - with condition-specific developmental and psychosocial issues, treatment and screening recommendations, healthcare process considerations, transition care guidelines, and key resources for more information. By highlighting medical, psychosocial, and healthcare delivery concerns relevant to transition to adult care, this book provides a practical, patient-centered overview of the essential information to supporting optimal adult care transition across a number of endocrine conditions. Timely and practical, Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Endocrinology
: A Clinical Handbook is an excellent resource for pediatric and adult endocrinologists, behavioral healthcare providers, allied health professionals, primary care providers, and all clinical staff working with young people with endocrine conditions as they transition from children to adults. "The book is written for healthcare professionals who work with transition of care issues and particular disease states where transition of care from pediatric to adult medicine is critical; thus, both pediatric and adult endocrinologists will find this book helpful. ... The quality of this book is excellent. It will be used by pediatric and adult endocrinologists as well as healthcare professionals with residency training in both adult and pediatric medicine." (Elizabeth Eames Littlejohn, Doody's Book Reviews, August 21, 2020)
Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Endocrinology
Part I: Transition Issues across Endocrine Conditions.- Developmental Issues Associated with Emerging Adulthood: Competing Demands That Complicate Disease Management.- Medical and Healthcare Issues During Transition for Patients with Endocrine Disorders.- Transition Interventions and Clinical Strategies.- Pediatrics: Practical Considerations for the Transition Process.- Adult Care: Practical Considerations for Patients with Endocrine Disease Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care.- Part II: Transition Considerations for Specific Endocrine Conditions.- Transition Considerations in Youth-Onset Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2).- Transition in Turner Syndrome: An Interdisciplinary Approach.- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care.- Transition Considerations for Cancer Survivors with Endocrine Sequela.- Transition Considerations for Transgender Patients.