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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), pp. 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

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Published date: September 2010


Local EPrints ID: 191135
ISSN: 1072-4133
PURE UUID: f80439cd-39ec-42ad-bafd-51dd9ec2a943

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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2011 07:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:36

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Author: Marie Reid
Author: Sarah Williams
Author: Jennifer Burr

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