Transitioning to Adulthood with a Rheumatic Disease: A Case-Based Approach for Rheumatology Care Teams.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Both pediatric and adult rheumatology care teams play a central role in health care transition, the shift from child- and family-centered to adult-oriented health care. Components of transition preparation include readiness assessment, setting self-management goals, and spending time in clinical visits without a parent present. Pediatric providers and families should work together to create a transfer plan, identifying a new adult rheumatology care provider, providing a medical summary before transfer, and anticipating changes in health insurance. For high-risk transfers, direct communication between providers is recommended. Finally, adult rheumatologists need to build rapport with young adults to support future engagement in care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sadun, RE; Covert, LT; Lawson, EF

Published Date

  • February 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 156

PubMed ID

  • 34798943

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3163

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rdc.2021.09.011


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States