Health care autonomy typically occurs during late adolescence but health care providers and families often expect children with chronic health conditions to master self-care earlier. Few studies have examined the development of health care autonomy as it pertains to self-care and family management. This review links the 3 concepts and discusses the implications for families and health care providers. Case studies are provided as exemplars to highlight areas where intervention and research is needed.
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This work was supported by grant nos. F31NR11524 and T32NR007100 from the National Institutes of Health , National Institute of Nursing Research and by a grant from the Sigma Theta Tau Xi Chapter, University of Pennsylvania .
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- Chronic health conditions
- Family management