Lenore Turton's Anorexia Case Has Doctors Worried Others Won't Seek Help
A report in the National Post this week that detailed the treatment of a patient suffering from acute anorexia in a Vancouver hospital has one of the province’s senior health officials concerned that others in urgent need of care may now be too frightened to seek help.
“Eating disorders have a lot of stigma,” notes Dr. Julia Raudzus, medical director of B.C.’s adult tertiary eating disorder program at St. Paul’s Hospital. “And there is a lot of fear, even within the community of health professionals, around how to treat eating disorders. If someone is influenced by further fear that treatment is somehow scary or punishing, that may influence them to not seek treatment.” Read full story here.
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer