Improving the Transition Process
Improving the Transition Process for Pediatric IBD Patients in Canada. A Case-Based Monograph Focusing on IBD.
Ensuring a smooth transition from pediatric to adult care is an ongoing challenge for Canadian health care professionals, with many factors to consider. Pediatric patients who are not properly prepared to accept the responsibilities that come with independence often struggle in many areas of self-care, including communicating with their adult care professionals, adhering to treatment, and becoming a self-advocate. This monograph focuses on teaching Canadian clinicians to effectively transition pediatric patients into an adult care setting and includes strategies to manage and resolve potential barriers to this often challenging process.
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) has reviewed this material and recommends that educational activities related to this program can be recorded for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Section 2 Credits, in accordance with the guidelines established by the RCPSC and endorsed by the CAG. Participants may claim Section 2 credits; one hour = two credits (Section 2 form is appended and linked to this material). Documentation must be kept to support hours claimed.