A Passage to Adulthood: Ethnographic perspectives on transitional care for adolescents with epilepsy and a comorbid learning disability

Shelda-Jane Smith Rigby
Transition is the planned and purposeful movement of adolescents with a chronic health condition into adult services. It aims to promote independence and self-management of young patients with regard to their ongoing health and care needs. However, particular challenges (including a reluctance of patients and families to leave the familiar paediatric environment and increased risk of psychological distress during the transitional period) have been identified as young patients move between these services. Consequently, this care...
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