Transition Support Service

Aims of transition - For Patients

  • There are several aims of adolescent transition. These include:

    • Providing high quality health care which is appropriate for the young person's age, culture and development. It is a flexible process which is responsive and relevant to individual needs.
    • Helping the young person to develop skills in communication, decision-making, assertiveness and self-care and self-advocacy.
    • Improving the young person's independence with their health care as appropriate and to the best of their ability.
    • Providing support and guidance for parents/carers.
    • Maximising the young person's capabilities to live well and achieve their goals regardless of their condition or disability.

    [adapted from McDonagh, 2003, 2005]