Discharge planning and transfer

Elizabeth Gillespie, Susan Dunlop

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


The process, planning and principles of discharging children from one area of care to another, or transferring within hospitals, or transitioning children to adult services is explored within this chapter.

The idea of simple and complex discharges, of transfer and transition are examined with the aid of case studies, practitioner stories, reflection, knowledge sharing, going further opportunities linked to a web-site, and theory stop points are some of the pedagogical methods of engaging student nurses with the content and ideas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEssentials of Nursing Children and Young People
Editors Jayne Price, Orla McAlinden
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-1-4739-6484-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Children's nursing
  • acute healthcare needs
  • discharge planning
  • transfer
  • children and young people


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