Managing Eating Disorder Patients in Primary Care in the UK: A Qualitative Study



Reid, Marie and Williams, Sarah and Hammersley, Richard (2010) Managing Eating Disorder Patients in Primary Care in the UK: A Qualitative Study. Eating Disorders, 18 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1064-0266

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

It is the general practitioner's (GP's) responsibility to diagnose and manage the care of eating disorder patients but recent surveys suggest that there may be problems. In this qualitative study we have explored the perceptions of 20 GPs. In general they felt that eating disorders had little quantitative impact on their services due to low prevalence, but a high impact when they did occurr due to their complexity. Patients' needs in primary care include improved assessment, constructive holding and monitoring, staff training, referral and continuity of care. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Psychology and Sociology
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2010 09:51
Last Modified: 12 May 2011 14:52
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1355

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item