Health care of the adolescent

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Abstract

The care of adolescent patients is similar to care for any other patient in many ways. However, adolescence is a period of rapid change as teenagers’ transition from childhood to adulthood, with all of the concomitant physical, sexual, and emotional changes. It can be quite a chaotic time for both teens and their families. For family physicians, the primary role is often to help smooth this transition by helping families and their teenagers understand all of the changes happening, supporting teens in safe and healthy risk taking, and encouraging the gradual differentiation that is occurring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages295-302
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319044149
ISBN (Print)9783319044132
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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Eidson-Ton, W. S. (2016). Health care of the adolescent. In Family Medicine: Principles and Practice (pp. 295-302). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-04414-9_22