As teens with hydrocephalus become young adults, they must leave the pediatric health care system for the adult health care system, a process known as healthcare transition. Unfortunately many young patients discover that they have nowhere to go. A new paper published in the World Neurosurgery journal explores the challenges faced by youth during the transition process and the steps necessary to ensure young adults with hydrocephalus receive the longitudinal care they need to lead healthy and supported lives.
The paper, authored by Dr. Michael Williams, Chair of the Hydrocephalus Association’s Medical Advisory Board; Mark Hamilton, Vice Chair of HA’s Medical Advisory Board; Tessa van der Willigen, HA Board Member and co-leader of HA’s Transition Initiative; and HA President and CEO Diana Gray, highlights the set of recommendations that came out of HA’s Transition Summit in 2017.
“Nowhere to Go: The Challenge of Health Care Transition for Youth with Hydrocephalus” is available to read or download for free from the World Neurosurgery Journal until approximately March 15, 2020. Read the paper now!