A Practical Approach for Clinicians to Prepare Adolescents for Independent Living

  • Brian SchroerEmail author


This chapter will present one approach clinicians can adopt when transitioning their adolescent patients to independent living. Focusing on relationship-centered care can increase engagement, awareness, and involvement of adolescents in their acquisition of self-management skills. The concepts presented throughout this chapter will be illustrated at the end through application toward allergic-specific conditions.


Adherence Allergic rhinitis Asthma Atopic dermatitis Food allergy Controller medications Rescue medications Treatment plan Triggers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Allergy and ImmunologyCleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Children’s HospitalClevelandUSA

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