#519: Eating Disorders: Inpatient Treatment & Challenges – Helen West, RD

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When exploring the landscape of eating disorder treatment and research, several crucial topics emerge, each shedding light on different aspects of this complex field.

Firstly, the practice of nasogastric feeding under restraint raises ethical questions and considerations. How do healthcare professionals navigate the balance between ensuring adequate nutrition and respecting the autonomy and dignity of patients? What are the potential implications and risks associated with this practice?

Progress in understanding and treating eating disorders has evolved significantly over the years, yet challenges persist in translating research findings into effective clinical practice. How can advancements in genetics, neurobiology, and psychology inform more personalized and holistic treatment approaches? What barriers hinder the implementation of evidence-based practices within healthcare settings?

An essential aspect of eating disorder treatment is understanding what “recovery” truly means. Beyond weight restoration, what factors contribute to a meaningful and sustainable recovery journey? How can healthcare professionals support individuals in achieving their unique goals and aspirations for recovery?

Improving services and introducing better treatment options requires a nuanced understanding of the complexities inherent in eating disorders. How can healthcare systems prioritize patient-centered care and tailor interventions to meet the diverse needs of individuals affected by eating disorders? What strategies can be employed to address systemic challenges and foster positive change within healthcare settings?

In addressing these questions and navigating the complexities of eating disorder treatment and research, expertise and insights from seasoned professionals are invaluable.

In this episode Helen West, an Advanced Specialist Eating Disorders Dietitian with over 12 years of clinical experience, discusses her experience and understanding of these areas. With her extensive background and expertise, Helen offers valuable perspectives in tackling these critical topics within the realm of eating disorder treatment and research.

Guest Information

Helen West, RD

Helen is an Advanced Specialist Eating Disorders Dietitian with over 12 years clinical experience in both the National Health Service (NHS) and private sector. Prior to starting her PhD, Helen was the lead Dietitian at the Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) inpatient eating disorders clinic where her research project is based.

In 2022, she was awarded a THIS Institute Clinical PhD fellowship to research nasogastric tube feeding under restraint and to respond to the need for patient-centred dining room support by bringing together patients, parents/carers, healthcare staff, and researchers to co-design improved treatment and support options.

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