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A Practical Approach for Clinicians to Prepare Adolescents for Independent Living

  • Brian Schroer
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

Reference

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    Windover AK, Boissy A, Rice TW, Gilligan T, Velez VJ, Merlino J. The REDE model of healthcare communication: optimizing relationship as a therapeutic agent. J Patient Exp. 2014;1(1):8–13.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

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

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