Paediatric departments need to improve residents' training in adolescent medicine and health: a position paper of the European Academy of Paediatrics.

TitrePaediatric departments need to improve residents' training in adolescent medicine and health: a position paper of the European Academy of Paediatrics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMichaud, P-A, Schrier, L, Ross-Russel, R, van der Heijden, L, Dossche, L, Copley, S, Alterio, T, Mazur, A, Dembinski, L, Hadjipanayis, A, Del Torso, S, Fonseca, H, Ambresin, A-E
JournalEuropean journal of pediatrics
Volume177
Issue4
Pagination479-487
Date Published04/2018
DOI10.1007/s00431-017-3061-2
ISSN1432-1076
Mots-clésAdolescent Health, Adolescent Medicine, Curriculum, Medical education, Residents, Teaching, Training objectives
Abstract

In many European countries, paediatric junior staff has no formal training in adolescent medicine and is ill-equipped to deal with issues and health problems such as substance use, unprotected sex, eating disorders and transition to adult care. This position paper of the European Academy of Paediatrics proposes a set of competency-based training goals and objectives as well as pedagogic approaches that are expected to improve the capacity of paediatricians to meet the needs of this important segment of the paediatric population. The content has been developed from available publications and training programmes and mostly covers the generic aspects of adolescent healthcare, such as how to communicate effectively, how to review and address lifestyles, how to perform a respectful and relevant physical examination, how to address common problems of adolescents and how to support adolescents in coping with a chronic condition.

CONCLUSION: The European Academy of Paediatrics urges national bodies, paediatric associations and paediatric teaching departments to adopt these training objectives and put them into practice, so that paediatricians will be better prepared in the future to meet the challenge of delivering appropriate and effective healthcare to adolescents.

Alternate URL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29270826?dopt=Abstract

First publication date (online)

12/2017

Alternate JournalEur. J. Pediatr.
Citation Key / SERVAL ID8513
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID29270826
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