Young people first, juvenile idiopathic arthritis second: transitional care in rheumatology.

  title={Young people first, juvenile idiopathic arthritis second: transitional care in rheumatology.},
  author={Janet E. McDonagh},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={59 8},
Introduction Transition can be defined as a multidimensional, active process that is age and developmentally appropriate and attends to the medical, psychosocial, and educational/ vocational needs of adolescents as they move from childto adult-centered services. The key principles are summarized in Table 1 and essentially represent care for adolescents that is age and developmentally appropriate. Transitional care should be an integral part and a recognized core quality criterion of all… CONTINUE READING

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