Eating disorder (ED) treatment can be difficult as treatment refusal, dropout and relapse are common. As the symptoms of ED revolve around the patient’s relationship with food, meals become a time of high stress and anxiety. Adult patients are encouraged to make healthy eating and self-care choices and increasingly, the involvement of family and other supports is being recognized as an important aid for the patient in the community.
This session focuses on how clinical dietitians can help support their patients to communicate their meal support needs as they transition from intensive treatment to the community. After this presentation, the listeners will be able to describe key experiences that patients face as they transition from treatment to the community, describe a meal support tool developed for adult ED patients, and provide practical strategies for family and friends that may help facilitate a smooth transition for patients from intensive treatment to the community.
Host: Addiction, Mental Health and Eating Disorder Network
Date of presentation: June 2017, DC National Conference
- Ali Eberhardt, RD is with the Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC.
- Nicole O'Bryne, RD is a clinical dietitian with the Provincial Adult Tertiary Specialized Eating Disorders Program at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC.
- Video presentation (88 minutes) with the presentation slides (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
Cost: $14.95 for members; $19.95 for non-members; $9.95 for students