Support for parents of children with anorexia : what parents want

Honey, Anne, Boughtwood, Desiree, Clarke, Simon, Halse, Christine, Kohn, Michael and Madden, Sloane 2007, Support for parents of children with anorexia : what parents want, Eating disorders, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 40-51, doi: 10.1080/10640260701773447.

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Title Support for parents of children with anorexia : what parents want
Author(s) Honey, Anne
Boughtwood, Desiree
Clarke, Simon
Halse, Christine
Kohn, Michael
Madden, Sloane
Journal name Eating disorders
Volume number 16
Issue number 1
Start page 40
End page 51
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1064-0266
1532-530X
Summary Parents' encounters with health professionals can influence their ability to cope with having a daughter with anorexia nervosa. Using qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews with 24 parents, we examine the question “What support do parents of teenage girls with anorexia want from clinicians?” The analysis shows that parents wanted clinicians to include them in treatment, support and guide them in their daughters' care, and demonstrate positive attitudes toward them. The implications for clinicians are discussed, including being sensitive to parents' vulnerability, ensuring congruence between clinicians' and parents' expectations about treatment, and strengthening formal channels of communication.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10640260701773447
Field of Research 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035143

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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