Thursday, 15 December 2011
We don't need no education.....
Having had a long conversation with another UK ATDT mother yesterday, I decided to post a poll on the forum about users being discouraged from using the forum as a means of support. The results have been surprising.
A lot of parents and carers do not make public to their children that they use the forum. This is a viewpoint that I understand. It is a personal space, a safe haven, a evening with your best friend and a bottle of white.
Some of us have been vigorously encouraged by our children's eating disorder to leave the forum, because that is the one place that many of us have found all the information and support we need to help our children recover.
But clinicians? What have they got to hide? Surely a carer who is up to date with the latest research, evidence based research at that, a good understanding of the etiology of an eating disorder, its complications, presentations and with a worldwide, 24 hour support network, would be a blissful scenario? Hmmm