Ethics Video Library
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Recorded April 4, 2017 - Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, CEDS explores not only the vital roles of a care team managing patients with eating disorders, but also the detailed fundamentals of the medical complications in these cases. Patients with eating disorders in any setting—outpatient, residential, or inpatient—do best when a multidisciplinary team cares for them. Working together with respectful communication and dedication to scope of practice, the team offers patients with eating disorders the best possible clinical care.
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Recorded April 4, 2017 - Jennifer Gaudiani, MD, CEDS describes the complicated concepts and ethical dilemmas important to severe and enduring anorexia nervosa, which carries the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. As an ego-syntonic disorder (a disease that, paradoxically, steals patients’ lives and values while simultaneously feeling right and precious to the patient), anorexia nervosa is a problem that always resists treatment. How, then, do we know when enough is enough?
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