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Working with Parents, Partners and Other Carers

  • Jan McDonald
Chapter

Abstract

‘Tough love? The hardest challenge is how to hold on to a healthy balance so that it is both tough enough and loving enough.’

Notes

Jan McDonald

is the mother of someone who has suffered from anorexia nervosa. As a committee member of SEDIG, she has organised, chaired and presented at eating disorders conferences, particularly those hosted for carers.

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Further Reading

  1. Lask B. Can I tell you about eating disorders? A guide for friends, families and professionals. Jessica Kingsley: London; 2014.Google Scholar
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  4. Smith J. The parent’s guide to eating disorders. Oxford: Lion Hutton; 2011.Google Scholar
  5. Treasure J, Smith G. Skills-based caring for a loved one with an eating disorder. The new Maudsley method. 2nd ed. London: Routledge; 2016.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SEDIGRoyal Cornhill HospitalAberdeenUK

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