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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 2. No. 2, 1997

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 1997;2:108-115

Feature Article

Adolescent Health Care: A Collaborative Challenge
青春期保健:多重的挑戰

DL Bennett, MS Reed


Abstract

The health of young people is of major international concern. Almost a third of the world's population (1.5 billion people) is between 10 and 24 years of age, 80 per cent of whom live in developing countries. Changes in the social, political and economic realities throughout the world are having a major and dramatic impact on adolescents and their families. Manifestations of the difficulties they face are occurring with increasing frequency and at enormous cost. In promoting a comprehensive and shared response to the contemporary health problems of young people, health professionals face a collaborative challenge: to look beyond the obvious in their clinical dealings with young people; to connect with the family and invite them into partnerships in care; to create alliances for health via innovative, interdisciplinary teamwork; and to broaden the horizons of advocacy at local and international levels.

青少年健康為全球主要關心的問題。年齡介乎10歲至24歲之間的人口(15億)幾乎佔全球人口的三分之一,其中80%居住於發展中國家。由於全球社會、政治和經濟的根本性變化正劇烈而深刻地撞擊著青少年及他們的家庭,他們正面臨日益增加的困難並為之付出了巨大而沉重的代價。在提倡溝通理解並共同承擔解決當代青少年健康問題的同時,醫療衛生專業人員面臨著多重的任務與挑戰:關注青少年所面臨的臨床疾病以外的問題;與他們的家庭聯繫並邀請其成員共同參與青少年健康保健;以富有創意的各學科間的協同合作建立關心青少年健康成長的聯盟;並把這種新的理念推廣到當地社會和全球其他地區。

Keyword : Adolescence; Challenge; Collaboration; Health Care

 
 

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