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Caring for the Person who has an Eating Disorder

Self Help - Carers
Information pack 6 pages

This resource describes how nursing staff can care for a person diagnosed with an Eating Disorder. The resource provides a short case example, describes the diagnostic features of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, causes and onset, and symptoms and physical aspects. Guidance on how to nurse and respond to a person diagnosed with an Eating Disorder is provided, such as encouraging no further decrease in body weight, ensuring effective collaboration amongst service providers, assessing for self-harm and suicide, and obtaining debriefing and support from colleagues to reduce any unhelpful feelings.

MIND Essentials
MIND Essentials
MIND EssentialsHunter Institute of Mental Health
James Flecther Hospital PO Box 833 72 Watt Street, Newcastle, NSW, 2300
02 4924 6721
02 4924 6724

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