Adolescent transitions: a nursing concern

Pediatr Nurs. Jan-Feb 1998;24(1):23-8; quiz 29-30.


Adolescents with chronic conditions face unique challenges as they approach adulthood. Statistics on adults with disabilities indicate high rates of unemployment, few with college degrees, and limited options for community living. Until recently, efforts to facilitate successful transitions for adolescents with chronic conditions to adulthood have been limited. An awareness of some of the pertinent issues pertaining to adolescent transitions, especially those pertaining to health care, can assist the pediatric nurse in facilitating the transition to adult health care, career, employment, and community living.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease / psychology*
  • Disabled Persons / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events*
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Pediatric Nursing / methods*
  • Psychology, Adolescent*