In book 1 of this 3-part series, we are pleased to present an extensive collection of adolescent health articles that address the diverse needs of the adolescent and young adult population as it relates to preventative health. Through a wide variety of research, we have come to a greater, more informed understanding of the vast needs of this dynamic phase of human life. Here we present the most salient of recent publications that aim to describe and address the current issues that affect the health and well-being of children in this important step of their development. Available for purchase at https://shop.aap.org/pediatric-collections-adolescent-health-care-part-1-promoting-wellness-paperback/
The Hospitalized Adolescent
Cora C. Breuner, MD, MPH, FAAP, Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD, FSAHM, FAAP, Jennifer A. Jewell, MD, MS, FAAP, COMMITTEE ON ADOLESCENCE, COMMITTEE ON HOSPITAL CARE, 2023. "The Hospitalized Adolescent", Pediatric Collections: Adolescent Health Care Part 1: Promoting Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics
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This policy statement is the first published statement in the United States on this topic and the authors aim to provide pediatricians with evidence-based information on the unique aspects required to care for hospitalized adolescents. Included in this policy statement is a description of the possible effects hospitalization may have on the developmental and emotional progress of adolescence, the role of the hospital setting, the importance of confidentiality, and issues related to legal/ethical matters and bias and institutional and systemic racism that may occur during hospitalization.