Parents dealing with anorexia : actions and meanings

Honey, Anne and Halse, Christine 2005, Parents dealing with anorexia : actions and meanings, Eating disorders : the journal of treatment and prevention, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 353-367, doi: 10.1080/10640260591005245.

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Title Parents dealing with anorexia : actions and meanings
Author(s) Honey, Anne
Halse, Christine
Journal name Eating disorders : the journal of treatment and prevention
Volume number 13
Issue number 4
Start page 353
End page 367
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1064-0266
Summary This paper examines parents’ actions in response to anorexia nervosa, and how these are shaped by the ways they construct or understand the eating disorder. The findings indicate that parents try to influence their daughters by searching for help, providing practical support, avoiding confrontation, complying with special requirements, persuading, explaining, and pressuring, using ploys and force, providing emotional support, and mediating interactions. Parents’ actions are influenced by how they construct anorexia, such as whether they see it as an eating issue, an illness, a psychological problem, a choice, or a mystery. Understanding parents’ actions and constructions can help clinicians develop collaborative partnerships with parents.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10640260591005245
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, Taylor & Francis
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