Dietitian: Eating disorders made worse by unskilled practitioners

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 3 Jun 2021, 9:54AM
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Dietitian: Eating disorders made worse by unskilled practitioners

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 3 Jun 2021, 9:54AM

There are concerns our healthcare system is damaging those with eating disorders, rather than helping them.

A petition is being delivered to Parliament today, calling for more expertise to deal with eating disorders.

Dietitian Victoria Schonwald told Mike Hosking unskilled health practitioners are doing more harm than good.

“You can be a nurse and get a job in an eating disorder unit without any knowledge about how to work with eating disorders, and that’s a very specialised area.”

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