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Healthy Development in Adolescence for Nurses

Speciality Classification
Nurses
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Healthy Child, eLH, NHS

This session introduces normal development in adolescents in key biological, psychological and social domains, and the impact of these upon their health and illness. The importance of psychosocial development for long-term condition self-management and concordance is also discussed.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify normal adolescent bio-psycho-social development and its impact upon health and illness
  • Recognise the importance of psychosocial development for long-term condition self-management and concordance

 

The wide-ranging and momentous changes that occur in adolescence make the concept difficult to define, depending on whether the definition is based primarily on physical, behavioural or social factors.

The World Health Organisation uses an age-related definition. Whilst this can be helpful for delivery of health services it does not reflect the wide variation in development between young people.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Russell Viner,
President of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH)

Russell Viner is currently President of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health (RCPCH), the leading voice for children and young people’s health in the UK. He is also Professor of Adolescent Health at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London, a paediatrician who sees young people with diabetes each week at University College Hospital and he directs the Department of Health Obesity Policy Research Unit.

Russell has a long history of leadership in national health policy, from involvement in the 2005 National Service Framework to helping ensure children and young people were central to the 2019 NHS Long Term Plan. He is currently Vice-Chair of the NHS England Children and Young People’s Transformation Board, responsible for strategic oversight of children’s health in England, and Chair of the Stakeholder Council for the Children’s Transformation Board. He also has significant ‘hands-on’ experience within the NHS, having been Clinical Director in a busy teaching hospital and clinical director for children and young people for the NHS across London, responsible for leading healthcare strategy for London’s 2 million children and young people.

Russell Viner was one of the founders of Adolescent Health in the UK. He set up the first Adolescent Medicine service in the UK and went on to become the UK's first professor of Adolescent Health, helping lead a new focus on adolescent healthcare in the UK and Europe. He was a founder of the UK Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) and now serves as Patron. He has been Vice-President of the International Association for Adolescent Health. He has acted as an advisor on adolescent health and obesity for the Departments of Health and for Education in England and for the World Health Organisation and Unicef internationally. He is an Executive Committee member for the International Paediatric Association and will be President of the 2021 International Paediatric Congress.

His research focuses on population health, policy and health services for children and young people. Academically, he has published over 200 peer reviewed papers and is currently named on >£20 million in current research grants.

Delivery
Title
Healthy Development in Adolescence for Nurses
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Children and young peoples health, Lifestyle and nutrition
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
02_001
Access Duration (in months)
12
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