Letters

Managing chronic diseases

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.963-b (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:963

Care of children with chronic illness teaches some lessons

  1. John Reiss, associate professor of paediatrics (jgr@ichp.ufl.edu)
  1. Institute for Child Health Policy, PO Box 100147, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0147, USA

    EDITOR—Campbell and McGauley share insights from forensic psychiatry about the relationship between doctor and patient in chronic illness.1 Their observations have relevance to a new and emerging issue in chronic care: the transition of young adults with chronic conditions from child centred (paediatric) to adult oriented health care.

    Some young adults and families experience “culture shock” when …

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