22. Working with Special Populations and Service-Related Issues

  1. John R. E. Fox1 and
  2. Ken P. Goss2
  1. John R. E. Fox1 and
  2. Ken Goss2

Published Online: 3 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch22

Eating and its Disorders

Eating and its Disorders

How to Cite

Fox, J. R. E. and Goss, K. (2012) Working with Special Populations and Service-Related Issues, in Eating and its Disorders (eds J. R. E. Fox and K. P. Goss), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328910.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    Coventry Eating Disorders Service, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK

  2. 2

    Coventry Eating Disorders Service, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683545

Online ISBN: 9781118328910

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Keywords:

  • eating disorder (ED);
  • populations;
  • service-related issues

Summary

This is an introductory chapter to the section that discusses working with special populations and service-related issues. The section is devised to capture the real-life tensions that clinicians face when working with people with eating disorders (EDs). The real tension of working with someone who has significant physical health difficulties and trying to introduce nutrition in as therapeutic a way as possible is one of the most pressing challenges in working successfully on an eating disorders inpatient unit (EDU). Moreover, the real threat of death, differing perspectives and models across the multidisciplinary team (MDT) can create a uniquely testing place to work with clients. Considering the issue of complex needs in EDs always raises the challenges of working with people with severe and enduring or chronic EDs.