Transplant: How hospitals support teen independenceTTransplant: How hospitals support teen independenceTransplant: How hospitals support teen independenceEnglishOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN11.000000000000058.0000000000000362.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Your child's paediatric hospital may have resources and processes to help your child prepare to enter the adult health-care system. Learn more about these.</p><p>It can be tempting to stay very involved in your teen's healthcare and not let them eventually take on as much responsibility as they can manage. However, letting your child become more independent – or even <em>interdependent</em>, performing some tasks themselves and getting help with other tasks – means changing your role from one of primary care provider to one of several people your adult child can turn to for support.</p><p>The choices that a teenager makes (good or bad) for themselves have a huge impact on their own sense of pride and confidence. Many hospitals have processes to help a child become more interdependent as they prepare to enter the adult healthcare system.</p> <br><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>As your child prepares to enter the adult health-care system their paediatric health-care provider may have resources to help facilitate this process.</li><li>Many paediatric hospitals are 'family centred' and are aware of the need to find a balance between giving a teen responsibility for their own care and keeping parents informed.</li><li>As part of encouraging your child to be more independent with their health-care they may have clinic appointments by themselves.</li></ul>
La transplantation: comment les hôpitaux soutiennent l’interdépendance chez les adolescentsLLa transplantation: comment les hôpitaux soutiennent l’interdépendance chez les adolescentsTransplant: How hospitals support teen independenceFrenchOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN11.000000000000058.0000000000000362.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>L’hôpital pédiatrique de votre enfant peut disposer de ressources et de processus pour aider votre enfant à se préparer à passer au système de soins de santé pour adultes. Apprenez-en davantage à ce sujet.</p><p>Vous pourriez être tenté de demeurer très impliqué dans les soins de santé de votre adolescent et de ne pas, en fin de compte, permettre à votre enfant d’assumer le plus possible de responsabilités. Cependant, l’indépendance – ou même l’interdépendance – exige, d’une part, que vous ne soyez plus son principal fournisseur de soins de santé, mais simplement l’une des nombreuses personnes sur lesquelles il peut compter pour du soutien.</p><p>Les choix que fait un adolescent (qu’ils soient bons ou mauvais) se répercutent fortement sur sa fierté et sa confiance personnelles. Dans de nombreux hôpitaux, les cliniques fonctionnent de manière à favoriser l’interdépendance.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>À mesure que votre enfant se prépare à passer au système de soins de santé pour adultes, son fournisseur de soins de santé pédiatriques peut disposer de ressources pour l’aider à se familiariser avec ce processus.</li><li>De nombreux hôpitaux pour enfants « centrés sur la famille » sont conscients de la nécessité de trouver un équilibre entre le fait de confier à un ado la responsabilité de ses propres soins et de tenir les parents informés.</li><li>Afin d’encourager l’autonomie de votre enfant à l’égard de ses propres soins de santé, il pourrait s’occuper de prendre ses rendez-vous médicaux par lui-même.</li></ul>

 

 

Transplant: How hospitals support teen independence2426.00000000000Transplant: How hospitals support teen independenceTransplant: How hospitals support teen independenceTEnglishOtherTeen (13-18 years)NANAProceduresCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2016-11-07T05:00:00ZMoira Korus, RN11.000000000000058.0000000000000362.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Your child's paediatric hospital may have resources and processes to help your child prepare to enter the adult health-care system. Learn more about these.</p><p>It can be tempting to stay very involved in your teen's healthcare and not let them eventually take on as much responsibility as they can manage. However, letting your child become more independent – or even <em>interdependent</em>, performing some tasks themselves and getting help with other tasks – means changing your role from one of primary care provider to one of several people your adult child can turn to for support.</p><p>The choices that a teenager makes (good or bad) for themselves have a huge impact on their own sense of pride and confidence. Many hospitals have processes to help a child become more interdependent as they prepare to enter the adult healthcare system.</p> <br><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>As your child prepares to enter the adult health-care system their paediatric health-care provider may have resources to help facilitate this process.</li><li>Many paediatric hospitals are 'family centred' and are aware of the need to find a balance between giving a teen responsibility for their own care and keeping parents informed.</li><li>As part of encouraging your child to be more independent with their health-care they may have clinic appointments by themselves.</li></ul><h2>Private appointments</h2><p>Some hospitals may set up clinic appointments where they may ask teenagers to answer questions about their health and be examined without a parent present. This is often challenging for parents, with good reason. </p><p>For instance, when your child is quite ill and needs to be taken to the hospital, you are the one who is asked “What medication is your child taking? What is the dose? Have they been taking it regularly?” If you have not been in the room with your teen during their last clinic visit, you may not know their medication regime unless they told you recently (or unless you are the person who picks up everything from the pharmacy).</p><h2>Balancing the roles of parents and teenagers in healthcare</h2><p>Paediatric transplant programs are aware of the need to find a balance between giving a teenager responsibility for their own care and keeping parents informed. Many children’s hospitals are ‘family centred’ and want to balance your vital role in your child’s healthcare with helping your child develop the skill and confidence to interact with staff when you are not there.</p><p>Some hospitals first see teens on their own in clinic. At the end of the appointment, they may suggest to teens that their parents come into the examining room so that everyone can review the main points and discuss any questions. Most teens are pleased to have part of the appointment on their own and then have their parents join at the end for a review.</p><h2>Further information</h2><p>For more information on letting your teen become more independent, please see the following pages.</p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=2425&language=English">How a child becomes more independent</a></p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=2433&language=English">Managing concerns about a teen's wellbeing</a></p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=2428&language=English">How to support your teen to develop new healthcare skills</a></p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=2434&language=English">Motivating your teen to develop new healthcare skills</a></p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=2435&language=English">What to do when your teen is not learning new healthcare skills</a></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Transplant-How_hospitals_support_teen_independence.jpgTransplant: How hospitals support teen independence

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