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Transition from child to adult services for young people with cancer

McInally, Wendy; Cruickshank, Susanne


Wendy McInally

Susanne Cruickshank


Cancers differ between children and adults, and young people who have survived malignant disease still need to mature into adulthood. Care pathways during transition to adult support should consider the age, cancer type, future risks of late effects from treatment and personal needs of the young person and family. A flexible, multidisciplinary approach is recommended but may require additional nursing skills. The development and introduction of appropriate and effective transition models are emerging as important factors in the individual patient’s cancer journey experience. More research is needed to establish which protocol represents best practice.


McInally, W., & Cruickshank, S. (2013). Transition from child to adult services for young people with cancer. Nursing Children and Young People, 25, 14-18

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2013-02
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2013
Print ISSN 2046-2336
Electronic ISSN 2046-2344
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Pages 14-18
Keywords Cancer survivors; care transition; children and youngpeople; paediatric oncology nursing;
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