The health of Swiss adolescents and its implications for training of health professionals in Switzerland.

International journal of adolescent medicine and health

PubMedID: 26124048

Meynard A, Rutishauser C, Thomi M, Huwiler SM. The health of Swiss adolescents and its implications for training of health professionals in Switzerland. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2016;.
Swiss adolescents generally enjoy satisfying life conditions. Nonetheless, violence, suicide and mental health are the main concerns together with injuries, chronic conditions and eating disorders. Adolescents still face barriers to access the care they need. Adequate training can improve practitioners' skills when dealing with adolescents. The last two decades have seen the development of innovative adolescent health units and networks in various regions of Switzerland as well as research and public health programmes. Training programmes in adolescent health (continuous medical education, post-graduate or pre-graduate) for physicians and nurses are developing but still patchy in Switzerland. Adolescent health is not a sub-specialty as such. Efforts have to be made in order to link with professional associations and institutions to implement adolescent health curricula more efficiently.