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Transition Checklist for Parents

Use the key below to describe how you feel about each of the questions on the checklist. Remember there's no right or wrong answer. You can download a printable pdf of this checklist here.

Key

1 My child does this by themself (On to it!)
2 My child sometimes does this by themselves
3 My child is starting to think about doing this themselves
4 IMyself or another adult does this for my child
5 Don't know

Checklist

  1 2 3 4 5
My child knows their own medical history and where to get that information from          
My child can describe their health condition to others          
My child understands the medical terms, words and procedures related to their condition          
My child takes their own medications and knows what they are for and how they will affect them          
My child speaks up for themselves and tells others what they need          
My child understands what will happen if they don't take their medications and knows what they need to do to remember them          
My child knows what tests they need to have, why and how often          
My child keeps a record of their healthcare visits and medications          
My child has a thermometer at home and knows how to use it          
My child knows when they are getting sick and how to get help          
My child knows where to go and where they will be going if they need to be admitted to hospital          
My child knows the members of their health care team and how to contact them          
My child knows how to make their own appointments          
My child has a person who will help them with their health if our family cannot and they know how to contact them          
My child can obtain sex education materials/birth control information as needed          
My child knows about how drugs and alcohol affect their health          
My child knows what to expect in the adult service          
My child knows when they need a new prescription          
My child knows how to fill a prescription          
My child knows that as they get older, some procedures will be done under sedation (relaxed and drowsy) rather than general anaesthetic (being totally asleep)          

This checklist is based on the information from the SickKids Hospital for Sick Children 'Good2Go' Transition Programme.

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