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Cecily L. Betz, PhD

TitleProfessor of Clinical Pediatrics
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPediatrics
AddressCHLA 4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90026
Phone+1 323 361 8524
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    Cecily L. Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Betz serves as the Nursing Director and Research Director of the USC University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of health care transition planning for youth with special health care needs. Dr. Betz co-edited the first text on health care transition planning entitled, Promoting Health Care Transition Planning for Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families (JPN) which is the official journal of the Society of Pediatric Nurses and the Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society. She has over 170 publications in the field of pediatric nursing and care of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities. She is the editor of ten pediatric nursing textbooks that have used extensively in pediatric nursing undergraduate and graduate programs and have been translated into several languages. Dr. Betz serves on numerous professional advisory boards at the state and national levels. In 2008, she received the Margaret S. Miles Service Award from the Society of Pediatric Nursing for her service and contribution to pediatric nursing.


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    TESTING OF THE TRANSITION PREPARATION TRAINING PROGRAM
    NIH/NINR R21NR009415Apr 1, 2006 - Mar 31, 2009
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Betz CL. Immunizations: A Coherent Mission and Vision for Pediatric and Child Health Nursing Practice, Education, Research and Policy. J Pediatr Nurs. 2018 Sep - Oct; 42:A7-A8. PMID: 30219306.
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    2. Betz CL. The Use of iThenicate and Editorial Policy. J Pediatr Nurs. 2018 May - Jun; 40:A6. PMID: 29776483.
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    3. Betz CL. Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches-Insights and Implications for Practice and Research. J Pediatr Nurs. 2018 Mar - Apr; 39:A6-A7. PMID: 29361393.
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    4. Betz CL, Smith K, Van Speybroeck A, Jacobs RA, Rivera N, Lee J, Saghhafi S, Nguyen B, Tu H. Descriptive Analysis and Profile of Health Care Transition Services Provided to Adolescents and Emerging Adults in the Movin' On Up Health Care Transition Program. J Pediatr Health Care. 2018 May - Jun; 32(3):273-284. PMID: 29398163.
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    5. Betz CL. Promoting Excellence in Pediatric Nursing Practice and Science. J Pediatr Nurs. 2018 Jan - Feb; 38:i-iii. PMID: 29246503.
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    6. Betz CL. Self-management and health care transition: Trials, tribulations and triumphs. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2017 Oct 20. PMID: 29125507.
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    7. Betz CL. An Integral Component of Pediatric Nursing Practice. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Sep - Oct; 36:A7-A8. PMID: 28888519.
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    8. Mahan JD, Betz CL, Okumura MJ, Ferris ME. Self-management and Transition to Adult Health Care in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Team Process. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Jul; 38(7):305-319. PMID: 28667233.
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    9. Betz CL. Editor's Notes for Authors, Reviewers and Readers. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Jul - Aug; 35:A6. PMID: 28728778.
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    10. Betz CL. SPN Position Statement: Transition of Pediatric Patients Into Adult Care. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Jul - Aug; 35:160-164. PMID: 28576441.
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    11. Betz CL. Special Issue on The Hospitalized Child: Research, Evidence and Service Models. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 May - Jun; 34:1-3. PMID: 28390802.
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    12. Betz CL. Call to Action: Addressing the Challenges Facing Pediatric Nursing. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Mar - Apr; 33:1-2. PMID: 28364858.
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    13. Betz CL. Challenges Facing Pediatric Nursing. J Pediatr Nurs. 2017 Jan - Feb; 32:1-2. PMID: 27974225.
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    14. Betz CL, O'Kane L, Nehring WM, Lobo ML. Authors' response to the letter to the editor pertaining to systematic review: Health care transition practice service models. Nurs Outlook. 2017 Jan - Feb; 65(1):8. PMID: 28012559.
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    15. Betz CL. Focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder: Issues and Treatment Approaches. J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 Nov - Dec; 31(6):565-566. PMID: 27720502.
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    16. Betz CL. Marijuana: The Societal and Health Paradox. J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug; 31(4):369-72. PMID: 27181334.
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    17. Betz CL. Authors Beware: Open Access Predatory Journals. J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 May-Jun; 31(3):233-4. PMID: 26970704.
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    18. Fair C, Cuttance J, Sharma N, Maslow G, Wiener L, Betz C, Porter J, McLaughlin S, Gilleland-Marchak J, Renwick A, Naranjo D, Jan S, Javalkar K, Ferris M. International and Interdisciplinary Identification of Health Care Transition Outcomes. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 170(3):205-11. PMID: 26619178.
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    19. Betz CL. New and Noteworthy. J Pediatr Nurs. 2016 Mar-Apr; 31(2):121-2. PMID: 26920634.
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    20. Betz CL, O'Kane LS, Nehring WM, Lobo ML. Systematic review: Health care transition practice service models. Nurs Outlook. 2016 May-Jun; 64(3):229-43. PMID: 26992949.
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    21. Betz CL, Cowell JM, Faulkner MS, Feeg VD, Greenberg CS, Krajicek MJ, Lipman TH, Lobo ML, Nehring WM, Craft-Rosenberg M, Vessey JA. Advancing the Development of the Guidelines for the Nursing of Children, Adolescents, and Families: 2014 Revision: Process, Development, and Dissemination. J Pediatr Health Care. 2016 May-Jun; 30(3):284-8. PMID: 26700164.
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    22. Betz CL, Smith KA, Van Speybroeck A, Hernandez FV, Jacobs RA. Movin' On Up: An Innovative Nurse-Led Interdisciplinary Health Care Transition Program. J Pediatr Health Care. 2016 Jul-Aug; 30(4):323-38. PMID: 26483330.
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    23. Betz CL, Nehring WM, Lobo ML. Transition Needs of Parents of Adolescents and Emerging Adults With Special Health Care Needs and Disabilities. J Fam Nurs. 2015 Aug; 21(3):362-412. PMID: 26283056.
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    24. Nehring WM, Betz CL, Lobo ML. Uncharted Territory: Systematic Review of Providers' Roles, Understanding, and Views Pertaining to Health Care Transition. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Sep-Oct; 30(5):732-47. PMID: 26228310.
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    25. Smith KA, Macias K, Bui K, Betz CL. Brief Report: Adolescents' Reasons for Participating in a Health Care Transition Intervention Study. J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Sep-Oct; 30(5):e165-71. PMID: 26138375.
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    26. Betz CL, Martz Huth M. Quite an Accomplishment! J Pediatr Nurs. 2015 Jul-Aug; 30(4):531. PMID: 25979119.
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    27. Betz CL, Smith KA, Macias K, Deavenport-Saman A. Testing the Transition Preparation Training Program: Well-being of relationships outcomes. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2015; 8(3):235-46. PMID: 26410066.
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    28. Betz CL. Special issue on childhood overweight and obesity. J Pediatr Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec; 29(6):491-2. PMID: 25289768.
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    29. Betz CL, Smith KA, Macias K, Bui K. Exploration of internet use: profile and preferences of transition-aged adolescents with spina bifida. Pediatr Nurs. 2014 Jul-Aug; 40(4):173-8. PMID: 25269357.
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    30. Betz CL, Ferris ME, Woodward JF, Okumura MJ, Jan S, Wood DL. The health care transition research consortium health care transition model: a framework for research and practice. J Pediatr Rehabil Med. 2014; 7(1):3-15. PMID: 24919934.
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    31. Betz CL, Green A. JPN editorial guidance on the submission of student papers. J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Nov-Dec; 28(6):519-20. PMID: 24028830.
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    32. Betz CL, Lobo ML, Nehring WM, Bui K. Voices not heard: a systematic review of adolescents' and emerging adults' perspectives of health care transition. Nurs Outlook. 2013 Sep-Oct; 61(5):311-36. PMID: 23876260.
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    33. Betz CL. Conservatorship: a nursing practice concern. J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 28(5):419-20. PMID: 23871262.
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    34. Betz C. Claim it: the heritage of clinical innovations. J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Jul-Aug; 28(4):313-4. PMID: 23707517.
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    35. Betz C. Practice-based child health nursing research networks. J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 May-Jun; 28(3):211-2. PMID: 23541714.
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    36. Betz C. The quandary of the costs of care: nursing solutions. J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Apr; 28(2):103-4. PMID: 23411110.
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    37. Betz CL, Smith KA, Bui K. A survey of California nursing programs: admission and accommodation policies for students with disabilities. J Nurs Educ. 2012 Dec; 51(12):676. PMID: 23359899.
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    38. Betz CL. Change is coming. J Pediatr Nurs. 2013 Jan; 28(1):1-2. PMID: 23142108.
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    39. Betz CL. Opportunities to create nurse-directed, evidence-based services and programs for children and youth with special health care needs and developmental disabilities. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Dec; 27(6):605-6. PMID: 23041564.
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    40. Betz CL. Health care transition for adolescents with special healthcare needs: where is nursing? Nurs Outlook. 2013 Sep-Oct; 61(5):258-65. PMID: 23036691.
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    41. Betz CL. The tragedy and horror of human trafficking of children and youth. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Oct; 27(5):433-4. PMID: 22841858.
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    42. Betz CL. Tough times for children. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Aug; 27(4):291-2. PMID: 22564394.
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    43. Betz CL. Health care transitions: a peek into the future. J Pediatr Nurs. 2012 Feb; 27(1):1-2. PMID: 22064213.
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    44. Betz CL. Understanding the child's world of work. J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Dec; 26(6):517-8. PMID: 22055371.
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    45. Betz CL. Special issue on childhood overweight and obesity and new special magnet feature. J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Oct; 26(5):393-4. PMID: 21930025.
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    46. Betz CL. Cyberbullying: the virtual threat. J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Aug; 26(4):283-4. PMID: 21726776.
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    47. Betz CL. Adoption of CONSORT statements for randomized control trials published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Jun; 26(3):177-8. PMID: 21601140.
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    48. Holmbeck GN, Alriksson-Schmidt AI, Bellin MH, Betz C, Devine KA. A family perspective: how this product can inform and empower families of youth with spina bifida. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 57(4):919-34. PMID: 20883882; PMCID: PMC2950836.
    49. Sawin KJ, Betz CL, Linroth R. Gaps and opportunities: an agenda for further research, services, and program development in spina bifida. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 57(4):1041-57. PMID: 20883891.
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    50. Betz CL. Approaches to transition in other chronic illnesses and conditions. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 57(4):983-96. PMID: 20883887.
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    51. Betz CL, Linroth R, Butler C, Caruso J, Colgan-Niemeyer A, Smith J. Spina bifida: what we learned from consumers. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 57(4):935-44. PMID: 20883883.
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    52. Betz CL. A time of change. J Pediatr Nurs. 2010 Apr; 25(2):69-70. PMID: 20185055.
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    53. Betz CL. Emancipation of youth in foster care: the dilemma. J Pediatr Nurs. 2010 Aug; 25(4):241-3. PMID: 20620803.
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    54. Betz CL, Smith K, Macias K. Testing the transition preparation training program: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Child Adolesc health. 2010; 3(4):595-607. PMID: 22229060.
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    55. Betz C. Educating the public about H1N1. J Pediatr Nurs. 2009 Dec; 24(6):445. PMID: 19931139.
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    56. Betz C. The call for health care reform and the pediatric nursing shortage. J Pediatr Nurs. 2009 Oct; 24(5):347-9. PMID: 19782892.
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    57. Betz C. To tattoo or not: that is the question. J Pediatr Nurs. 2009 Aug; 24(4):241-3. PMID: 19632501.
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    58. Betz CL. The challenge of providing culturally competent services. J Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Dec; 23(6):411-4. PMID: 19026909.
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    59. Betz CL. Forthcoming issues to confront as children and youth with special health care needs grow up. J Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Aug; 23(4):237-40. PMID: 18638667.
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    60. Betz CL. Immigrant children: unmet needs and a myriad of nursing concerns. J Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Jun; 23(3):157-60. PMID: 18492544.
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    61. Betz CL, Ruccione K, Meeske K, Smith K, Chang N. Health literacy: a pediatric nursing concern. Pediatr Nurs. 2008 May-Jun; 34(3):231-9. PMID: 18649813.
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    62. Betz CL. Pediatric nursing: scope and standards of practice: a unified professional effort. J Pediatr Nurs. 2008 Apr; 23(2):79-80. PMID: 18339333.
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    63. Betz CL. Health care transitions of youth with special health care needs: the never ending journey. Commun Nurs Res. 2008; 41:13-29. PMID: 18822668.
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    64. Betz CL. Teen dating violence: an unrecognized health care need. J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Dec; 22(6):427-9. PMID: 18036460.
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    65. Betz CL. Extending the reach of our knowledge and understanding. J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Oct; 22(5):353-5. PMID: 17889726.
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    66. Betz CL. Health literacy: the missing link in the provision of health care for children and their families. J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Aug; 22(4):257-60. PMID: 17645953.
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    67. Betz CL. Facilitating the transition of adolescents with developmental disabilities: nursing practice issues and care. J Pediatr Nurs. 2007 Apr; 22(2):103-15. PMID: 17382848.
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    68. Betz CL, Cowell JM, Craft-Rosenberg MJ, Krajicek MJ, Lobo ML. Health care quality and outcome guidelines for nursing of children and families: implications for pediatric nurse practitioner practice, research, and policy. J Pediatr Health Care. 2007 Jan-Feb; 21(1):64-6. PMID: 17198903.
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    69. Betz CL. Surgical preoperative preparation for children: the need for more evidence from nurse scientists. J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Dec; 21(6):397-9. PMID: 17101397.
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    70. Betz CL. Parent-professional partnerships: bridging the disparate worlds of children, families, and professionals. J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Oct; 21(5):333-6. PMID: 16980133.
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    71. Betz CL. Self-management and adherence of children and youth with special health care needs: implications for pediatric nursing practice. J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Aug; 21(4):253-5. PMID: 16843209.
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    72. Betz CL. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: nurses are important members of the team. J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Jun; 21(3):171-4. PMID: 16713507.
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    73. Betz CL. The nursing shortage, pediatric and child family nursing. J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Apr; 21(2):85-7. PMID: 16545668.
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    74. Betz CL. Examining the status of special education students: implications for pediatric nurses. J Pediatr Nurs. 2006 Feb; 21(1):1-3. PMID: 16428008.
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    75. Betz CL. Health care disparities of children and youth: a pediatric nursing concern. J Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Dec; 20(6):399-401. PMID: 16298279.
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    76. Betz CL. Health Care Quality and Outcome Guidelines for Nursing of Children and Families. J Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Jun; 20(3):149-52. PMID: 15933648.
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    77. Betz CL, Redcay G. Dimensions of the transition service coordinator role. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Apr-Jun; 10(2):49-59. PMID: 15853778.
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    78. Betz CL, Redcay G. An exploratory study of future plans and extracurricular activities of transition-age youth and young adults. Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2005 Jan-Mar; 28(1):33-61. PMID: 15824028.
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    79. Betz CL. Adolescents in transition of adult care: why the concern? Nurs Clin North Am. 2004 Dec; 39(4):681-713. PMID: 15561154.
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    80. Betz CL, Cowell JM, Lobo ML, Craft-Rosenberg M. American Academy of Nursing Child and Family Expert Panel Health Care Quality and Outcomes Guidelines for Nursing of Children and Families: phase II. Nurs Outlook. 2004 Nov-Dec; 52(6):311-6. PMID: 15614270.
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    81. Betz CL. Relatedness. J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Aug; 19(4):235-7. PMID: 15308972.
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    82. Betz CL. Transition of adolescents with special health care needs: review and analysis of the literature. Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Jul-Sep; 27(3):179-241. PMID: 15371115.
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    83. Betz CL. Extending the reach of pediatric nursing practice. J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Jun; 19(3):161-2. PMID: 15185244.
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    84. Betz CL, Baer MT, Poulsen M, Vahanvaty U, Bare M, Haddad Y, Nwachuken G. Secondary analysis of primary and preventive services accessed and perceived service barriers by children with developmental disabilities and their families. Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Apr-Jun; 27(2):83-106. PMID: 15204651.
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    85. Betz CL. Pediatric nursing care: an international perspective. J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Apr; 19(2):83-4. PMID: 15077205.
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    86. Betz CL. Is help really on the way? J Pediatr Nurs. 2004 Feb; 19(1):1-2. PMID: 14963864.
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    87. Betz CL. Pediatric hospitals are not appropriate for adult admissions. J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Oct; 18(5):303-4. PMID: 14569577.
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    88. Betz CL. Healthy people 2010: a sequel. J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Aug; 18(4):223-4. PMID: 12923732.
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    89. Betz CL, Redcay G, Tan S. Self-reported health care self-care needs of transition-age youth: a pilot study. Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Jul-Sep; 26(3):159-81. PMID: 12936699.
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    90. Betz CL. Nurse's role in promoting health transitions for adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities. Nurs Clin North Am. 2003 Jun; 38(2):271-89. PMID: 12914308.
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    91. Betz CL. Vanishing pediatric nursing faculty. J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Feb; 18(1):1. PMID: 12610781.
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    92. Betz CL, Redcay G. Creating Healthy Futures: an innovative nurse-managed transition clinic for adolescents and young adults with special health care needs. Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Jan-Feb; 29(1):25-30. PMID: 12630502.
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    93. Betz CL. Teaching by example. J Pediatr Nurs. 2002 Oct; 17(5):325-6. PMID: 12395299.
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    94. Betz CL. Healthy children 2010: implications for pediatric nursing practice. J Pediatr Nurs. 2002 Jun; 17(3):153-6. PMID: 12094356.
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    95. Betz CL. Surgeon General's report on health care needs for individuals with mental retardation. J Pediatr Nurs. 2002 Apr; 17(2):79-81. PMID: 12029600.
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    96. Betz CL, Redcay G. Lessons learned from providing transition services to adolescents with special health care needs. Issues Compr Pediatr Nurs. 2002 Apr-Jun; 25(2):129-49. PMID: 12060519.
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