How to Handle Adulting in Obesity: Case Studies in Transitional Care (Recorded)
Most adolescents are not adequately prepared to transition their care from pediatric-oriented to adult-oriented health care. This is especially concerning given the chronic nature of obesity, access to anti-obesity medication, and utilization of metabolic-bariatric surgery in Adolescent Young Adults (AYA). Moreover, healthcare transitions occur at a time when AYA are also trying to navigate other developmental and emotional milestones. Using the combined experiences of a pediatric psychologist, Med-Peds obesity medicine specialist, and Pediatric Obesity Coordinator of a Community Health Clinic, this session will inform clinicians and provide insight and specific recommendations on how to approach healthcare transitions in AYA with obesity.
Review the importance of healthcare transitions in the management of Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) with chronic diseases, including overweight and obesity
Identify developmental challenges and recognize the role of mental health in emotional readiness for AYA transitions
Describe a stepwise obesity treatment plan that considers disease severity, cultural factors, and other social drivers of health unique to Adolescent Young Adults
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