Eating disorders: why mental health nurses’ role in recovery is crucial
Nurses are perfectly positioned to help and support people with eating disorders, says a leading expert in the field
Mental health nurses are a crucial support for inpatients and day patients recovering from eating disorders, treatment for which involves monitoring physical and psychological health.
At Nightingale Hospital , an independent care provider delivering specialist treatment in general psychiatry, addictions and eating disorders in London, I am fortunate to work with fantastic teams of such nurses, as well as psychiatrists, dietitians and other therapists.
Patients in eating disorder units are often frail and physically unwell, but mental health nurses are perfectly positioned to care for their physical needs – from monitoring electrolyte...
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