Beyond The Symptoms: Course overview
Beyond The Symptoms is a CPD accredited training programme for healthcare professionals that aims to improve the early intervention rates for young people with eating disorders.
Delivered by clinicians with extensive experience in the field of eating disorders, Beyond the Symptoms is ideal for GPs, nurses, dentists, cardiologists, and many other healthcare professionals. It aims to help you identify when a patient has an eating disorder and confidently intervene early.
Length: Four Hours training
Suitable for: GPs, Nurses, Dentists & Health Care Professionals.
The following dates available, and each session has a capacity of 15 delegates:
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Why understand eating disorders?
Eating disorders have serious potential side effects with widespread physical and psychological impacts – the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and musculoskeletal systems can all suffer damage as the result of an eating disorder. It’s not uncommon for someone to present to another area of the healthcare system before they seek help for, or perhaps even realise they have, an eating disorder.
It’s crucial that healthcare professionals are able to recognise when the underlying cause of a problem is an eating disorder, and understand how to effectively and sensitively support their patient into treatment.
This course is split into 5 sessions:
• 001 Communication skills in young people – covers some of the basic principles of communication skills. It focuses on the need to adapt communication to fit with the language and cognitive skills of the young person, which will change as they go through adolescence.
• 002 Health communication and young people: setting the scene – describes some of the attitudes, emotions and issues of young people, parents, and health professionals that may affect any health consultation and suggests ways by which it is possible to influence these in order to achieve a more positive outcome.
• 003 Gathering information and exploring sensitive issues – describes some steps that health professionals can take to encourage young people to share information about health problems that they perceive as embarrassing or sensitive.
• 004 Explaining and consent – explores some of the problems that young people experience when health professionals attempt to provide them with information, and suggests some ways of improving communication and explanation.
• 005 Motivating and empowering – discusses the implications of empowering young people to take decisions about their own health care and also how the professional could identify key factors and consider making conversations effective and helpful for young people.
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