Transition of adolescents to young adulthood for vulnerable populations

Tressia M. Shaw, David E. DeLaet

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Objectives: After completing this article, readers should be able to: 1. Define the transition process and the populations for whom it is most critical. 2. Identify barriers to transition for the practitioner, patient, and family and how to address them best. 3. Review existing legislation and local support services available to aid transition in the domains of education, vocation, and independent living for vulnerable populations. 4. Describe the central role played by physicians in the transition process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-505
Number of pages9
JournalPediatrics in Review
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2010


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