Care of children with chronic illness teaches some lessons
- John Reiss, associate professor of paediatrics (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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 …