Eating disorders are complex illnesses that require a co-ordinated multidisciplinary approach to care. On graduation from university it is widely recognised that health practitioners may be poorly positioned to treat eating disorders due to the limited and/or inconsistent eating disorder-specific education provided in the tertiary sector. Post tertiary studies, opportunities exist for health practitioners to engage in training to develop eating disorder-specific knowledge and skills. However, the absence of minimum treatment and training standards and competency-based assessments, results in variation and inconsistency in the delivery of treatment. This themed issue on "Eating disorder treatment practice standards" in Journal of Eating Disorders brings together a series of papers that outline the knowledge and skills required as a foundation on which to build competent and more consistent practice in the eating disorder field and provides commentary on the implementation of these practices within multidisciplinary eating disorder treatment.
Lived experience perspectives on a definition of eating disorder recovery in a sample of predominantly white women: a mixed method study
There has recently been a push for recovery-focused research in the eating disorder (ED) field, starting with a consensus definition of recovery. One definition, in particular, proposed by Bardone-Cone et al. [21