Adolescent medicine : from clinical practice to public health

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_BBA3E11594DE
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Adolescent medicine : from clinical practice to public health
Journal
Georgian Medical News
Author(s)
Michaud P.A.
ISSN
1512-0112
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Number
156
Pages
61-65
Language
english
Abstract
In most countries, adolescent health problems have shifted from pure medical conditions to more psychosocial burdens such as injuries and violence, substance use, unsafe sex and chronic conditions including under nutrition or obesity. This new situation requires specific actions which have to take into account the specificities of the bio psychosocial development of the adolescent. Youth friendly services offering adequate environment and policies as well as carefully trained physicians represent one answer to the health needs of adolescents. Another lies in the development of school prevention and health promotion. Finally, policies aiming at securing a safe environment represent an effective mean to improve the health of adolescents.
Keywords
Adolescent, Adolescent Health Services/organization & administration, Adolescent Health Services/trends, Humans, Physician's Practice Patterns/organization & administration, Public Health, Switzerland
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12/10/2009 10:48
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