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Developmentally appropriate

Definition
NICE Guideline NG43 - Transition from children's to adults' services for young people using health or social care services
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

An approach to supporting young people that recognises them as a distinct group, subject to constantly changing circumstances. Developmentally appropriate care and support considers the young person as a whole, addressing their biological, psychological and social development in the broadest terms. This approach will need joined?up service provision, and for the young person to be informed about, and supported to play an active role in, their care and support (Farre et al. [2015] Developmentally appropriate healthcare for young people: a scoping study).

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See also
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Child of
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