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Preparing for transfer to a clinic for adults

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For young people with chronic disease the process of transfer from paediatric to adult care may be stressful, and prolonged and careful preparation may be needed. Paediatric rheumatologists in Birmingham (KM Bailey and colleagues.

) refer to the event of transfer and the process of transition. During transition many factors need to be considered that affect the medical, psychosocial, and educational and career needs of the young person. In too many cases transfer is a sudden event with little or no …

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