Adolescent health care

Custodian: Dr. Theresa Wu
Reviewer:
ROYAL COLLEGE OBJECTIVES: ADOLESCENT HEALTH CARE
  1. Normal psychological and cognitive development
  2. Normal adolescent behavior and social development
  3. Confidentiality and its limits, decision-making and consent issues
  4. Development and diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity
  5. Developmentally appropriate approaches to adolescent care
  6. Factors influencing access and barriers to adolescent health care
  7. Impact of mental health on adolescent development and overall health
  8. Transition of youth with chronic conditions to adult care
  9. Conditions
    • Behavioural problems
    • Chronic diseases and adherence
    • Eating disorders and obesity
    • Fatigue
    • Gynecological problems and disorders of menstruation
    • Psychosomatic conditions
    • School problems
    • Sexual health issues including unintended pregnancy, contraception and sexually transmitted infections
    • Sleep problems
    • Substance use and abuse
USEFUL WEBSITES
  1. Canadian Pediatric Society practice points and position statements
LECTURES AND REVIEW ARTICLES

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Last updated 22 October 2021.