Eating Disorders: A Patient-Centred Approach

Eating Disorders: A Patient-Centred ApproachBy: Kathleen M. Berg, Dermot J. Hurley, James A. McSherry, and Nancy E. Strange, 2002
Series Editors: Moira Stewart, Judith Belle Brown, Thomas R. Freeman, 2002

Eating Disorders demonstrates how the patient-centered clinical method can assist clinicians to learn how to diagnose this complex psychosocial disorder. It addresses the central concern of the patient and their experience of illness in addition to the biomedical issues of care. It provides patient-centered perspectives as an approach to better understanding of the symptoms of the condition, its origins, consequences, and meanings for the patient, and its management.

Written by a team with extensive experience in the care of the patients with eating disorders, it provides insights for the disciplines most involved with these patients: family medicine, clinical psychology, dietetics, social work and family therapy. It describes the treatment and recovery process and includes accounts by patients, personal memoirs, case reports and qualitative studies.

This book will be an important resource for family doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, dietitians, social workers, family therapists and counsellors.