Anorexia Nervosa and Health Care Reform in Canada
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This paper uses the disorder of anorexia nervosa to illustrate the government's perspective vs. the outlook of nursing on what reforms should be driving health care in Canada. The paper discusses how patients with anorexia require highly specialized care provided by a multidisciplinary team and argues that the socio-economic imperatives driving health care reform today are seriously jeopardizing the care for these patients.
From the Paper:"Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which illustrates how certain problems are created through social pressures and mass media, and are then seemingly confined within the family, but must be addressed not only generally by the health care system but through appropriate facilities specifically designed for treatment of eating disorders. Salter (1988) points out just how prevalent a problem this syndrome really is throughout North America when she states, "It is important to realize that more than half the female population between the ages of 15 and 50 years suffer from some form of eating problem" (p. 83). Adolescents are particularly susceptible to developing anorexia, and young males are at risk as well. Eating disorders normally are discovered by family members, and initially an attempt is often made by the family to resolve the problem within that environment. Such an effort is never effective, and this situation is one case where the government cannot look to the family as a source of care as has occurred recently with the care of elderly family members. Patients with anorexia require highly specialized care provided by a multidisciplinary team."
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