"Investments in adolescent health and wellbeing bring benefits today, for decades to come, and for the next generation” Lancet Commission
Young adults have unique developmental, health and psychosocial needs and can be complex to manage. They often present with a range of risk issues that can be challenging to unpack and respond to. For some young people the transition from peadiatric care to adult care and the associated responsibility of managing their illness can also be a difficult process. At the same time working with young people can be very rewarding and a clear developemental framework, good assessment and early intervention can often lead to positive outcomes.
There is a recognised gap in education for health professionals in young adult health care and A/Prof Simon Denny will discuss a range of topical issues facing young adults today.
This course offers participants the opportunity to develop skills to engage, assess and respond to the health care needs of young adults. It will help participants to develop youth friendly services and reduce barriers to young people accessing services.