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



Reid, Marie and Williams, Sarah and Burr, Jennifer (2010) Perspectives on eating disorders and service provision: a qualitative study of healthcare professionals. European Eating Disorder Review, 18 (5). pp. 390-398.

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Abstract

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 patients needs due to complex resource limitations, which do not amount 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
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Psychology and Sociology
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 11:31
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:57
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1343

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