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The Transition of Respiratory Care: from Child to Adult

The Transition of Respiratory Care: from Child to Adult

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Edited by Alexandra M. Nanzer, Peter J. Barry and Brian D. Kent
One in five adolescents have special healthcare needs; one in 10 face limitations to daily activities due to chronic illness or disability. Taken alongside the ever-changing societal landscape and the multifaceted psychological aspects of adolescence, these statistics underline the need to recognise adolescents and young adults as a distinct patient population with unique healthcare needs. This Monograph addresses this need. Opening with chapters that discuss health inequalities, adolescent psychology and treatment adherence, the book goes on to cover specific respiratory diseases and the requirements of their adolescent subjects. Readers will find this Monograph a useful and interesting insight into adolescent health.

Contents list
1. Adolescent health: a brief introduction
2. Health inequalities and the social determinants of adolescent health
3. Obesity and complications of excess weight in children and young people
4. "I just want to get on with my life": adolescent psychology for respiratory clinicians
5. Adherence to medicine in adolescence

Sleep and neuromuscular disorders
6. Obstructive sleep apnoea
7. Neuromuscular diseases and long-term ventilation
8. Transition to adult care of children with narcolepsy and other disorders of central hypersomnolence

Infection and pulmonary vascular disease
9. Cystic fibrosis
10. Transitioning from paediatric to adult care in bronchiectasis
11. Pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart disease

Asthma and allergy
12. Asthma

The patient
14. Transition of care: the patient perspective

Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-178-8
eISBN: 978-1-84984-179-5
EPUB ISBN: 978-1-84984-180-1

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