Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

  • Theresa M. Gabay
  • Jennifer A. Disabato
  • Teresa Schultz


Many children are now able to survive into adulthood with conditions that only a few years ago were early death sentences. Nurses are now seeing these children grow into productive adults. This chapter looks at how pediatric nurses can help these children and their families’ transition to adult care models smoothly. And interestingly, there are examples of how health care providers see handing patients off to the next care provider. Several national experts have written this chapter that looks at current models of care and gives an overview of the current recommendation for this population.


Cerebral Palsy Spina Bifida Medical Home Child With Special Health Care Need Special Health Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theresa M. Gabay
    • 1
  • Jennifer A. Disabato
    • 2
  • Teresa Schultz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and NeurosurgeryThe Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack UMCHackensackUSA
  2. 2.Women, Children and Family HealthUniversity of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, College of NursingAuroraUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgeryGillette Children’s Specialty HealthcareSt. PaulUSA

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