Adolescent health care maintenance in a teen-friendly clinic

Nicole Chaisson, William B. Shore

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Abstract

Adolescence is marked by complex physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, which can be stressful for families and adolescents. Before the onset of puberty, providers should clearly lay the groundwork for clinical care and office visits during the adolescent years. This article addresses the guidelines and current legal standards for confidentiality in adolescent care, the most frequently used psychosocial screening tools, and current recommendations for preventive health services and immunizations. Through the creation of teen-friendly clinics, primary care providers are well positioned to offer guidance and support to teens and their parents during this time of transition and growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-464
Number of pages14
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Confidentiality
  • Health maintenance
  • Immunizations
  • Psychosocial screening tools
  • Screening and prevention
  • Teen-friendly clinic

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