Eating disorders (EDs) have a profound effect on the health and quality of life of their sufferers, given the chronic and severe course. Due to the pervasive personal and community costs produced by EDs, research has attempted to delineate the most effective treatment. There are now several treatment settings available for the management of eating-disordered clients. These include inpatient (IP), outpatient (OP) and day patient (DP) settings. There has been an increasing need for the development and evaluation of DP programmes offering stepped treatment between IP and OP treatment, supporting the continuum of care model for EDs. The structure of the Peter Beumont Centre for Eating Disorders (PBCED) programme can provide a framework for understanding the setting up and running of an effective DP programme.
|Title of host publication||Eating and its Disorders|
|Editors||John R. E. Fox, Ken P. Goss|
|Place of Publication||Malden, MA|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Number of pages||34|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Oct 2012|