The Hospitalized Adolescent
Adolescent; Humans; United States; Adolescent, Hospitalized; Confidentiality; Systemic Racism; Pediatricians; Emotions
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.
Breuner, Cora C.; Alderman, Elizabeth M.; and Jewell, Jennifer A., "The Hospitalized Adolescent" (2023). Maine Medical Center. 3162.