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Title: Exploring stakeholders’ views of a new eating disorder care pathway and education program in a general mental health ward.
Epworth Authors: Wilcox, Jane
Hooper, Suzie
Hutchinson, Ana
Gwee, Karen
Valent, Lola
Kaplan, Amy
Keywords: Eating Disorders
Care Pathway
Stakeholder Views
Health Professionals
Inpatients
Mental Health Inpatient Unit
Patient Outcomes
Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute
Issue Date: Oct-2023
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Month 2023
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: Recognising the lack of detection and treatment of eating disorders for consumers with concurrent mental health disorders within their general mental health inpatient unit, a dedicated team successfully implemented a whole of unit innovative model of care, to better support consumers and clinicians. The mental health team designed, implemented and evaluated a pragmatic evidence based screening and care pathway, alongside a staff education program, to improve identification and treatment access for consumers with eating disorders. The eating disorder care pathway and staff education program was viewed positively by the consumers and health professionals involved. This unique model, including articulated care pathways, was perceived to have improved the confidence and skills of clinicians and resulted in better health outcomes for people experiencing eating disorders.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/2239
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Epworth HealthCare/ Deakin University Healthcare Partnership, Richmond, Australia
Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Qualitative Design
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