Principles of transitional care for young people with longstanding continence problems

Nurs Times. 2010 Nov 30-Dec 6;106(47):10-2.


Medical advances over the past 30 years mean that increasing numbers of children with long term conditions are surviving to adulthood. This means the way transitional care from paediatric to adult services is managed has become a focus of debate. This article discusses the process of healthcare transition for young people who have continence problems or require long term bladder management in their adult life.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Communication
  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations
  • Long-Term Care / organization & administration*
  • Nurse's Role
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • State Medicine / organization & administration
  • United Kingdom
  • Urinary Incontinence / prevention & control*
  • Young Adult