Perspectives on eating disorders and service provision: A qualitative study of healthcare professionals


Reid, Marie, Williams, Sarah and Burr, Jennifer (2010) Perspectives on eating disorders and service provision: A qualitative study of healthcare professionals. European Eating Disorders Review, 18, (5), 390-398. (doi:10.1002/erv.976).

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The study examined healthcare professionals' perspectives of eating disorder patients and services. Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 healthcare professionals resulting in two themes. First, the practical difficulties of meeting the complex service needs of people with eating disorders were illustrated. Second, staff recognised patient diversity and the consequent need for individualised interventions. Services are frustrated in meeting patient needs due to complex resource limitations, which do not amount only to lack of funding. Rather than eating disordered patients being viewed as 'difficult', as reported in previous qualitative research, they are only difficult in a context of limited resources

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1072-4133 (print)
1099-0968 (electronic)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Division of Human Wellbeing
ePrint ID: 191135
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 07:37
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:43
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/191135

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