Development of a primary care program for clients with anorexia and bulimia
Pathologic weight control methods used in response to increasing pressures to be thin lead some to anorexia and bulimia. For anorexia and bulimia there is no definite cure. Anyone may be affected by these eating disorders, however, it is more prevalent in adolescent females. This project describes a primary care program for clients with anorexia and bulimia who have tried other methods of cure in the past, but have not found relief. A review of research literature provides insight on the influence of the family and the environment on clients with anorexia and bulimia and who is most affected by them.
This primary care program presented in this paper builds on the holistic potential of each client. As the theorist Martha Rogers said, nurses have to intervene after gathering detailed data from available sources, they then treat patients as unique individuals, gathering any information that could be valuable for curing thsoe in need. This primary care program consists of twelve weekly visits and a two-year follow up. During the firs ttwelve weeks the client is helped to deemphasize food and add new priorities to his or her life. This project may save lives of many anorexics and bulimics and could be used both as a rehabilitative program as well as a preventive tool for at risk clients in the community.
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Stuib, Susan, "Development of a primary care program for clients with anorexia and bulimia" (2001). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 1364.