This Is Adolescence: Current Issues and Problems Affecting Adolescents

Ruth and Tristram Colket, Jr. Translational Research Building on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus
3501 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Nov 2, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET)


The aim of this program is to broaden nurses’ and other clinicians’ perspectives and knowledge of adolescents, while addressing the following topics:

  • Eating disorders
  • Transition to adult care
  • LGBTQI and gender identity
  • Suicide prevention, self-harm and depression
  • Additional current issues affecting adolescents


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Increase nurses’ and other clinicians’ comfort and awareness in caring for adolescents
  • Enhance interpersonal communication skills between adolescents and their nurses/clinicians
  • Broaden nurses’ awareness of current issues affecting adolescent health and wellness
  • Provide skills for establishing nurse-patient rapport that empowers adolescents to partner in their own care

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