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Virtual care recommendations from the Canadian consensus panel for children, adolescents, and emerging adults with eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
Here is a sneak peek:
What you need to know?
Children, adolescents, and emerging adults with eating disorders (EDs) are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic—evident from dramatic surges in new ED cases and hospitalizations around the world. Closures of ED day hospitals and long treatment waitlists have left those with severe EDs without any options for treatment. Despite the transition to virtual care for the delivery of outpatient ED services in Canada, there are no guidelines for the use of virtual care in this field. Identifying effective and viable virtual care options for EDs is essential, particularly during the present and post-pandemic era, when vulnerable ED populations are at significant risk of death should they not receive appropriate care.
In this project, a panel of stakeholders from across Canada developed the first Canadian clinical practice guidelines related to the provision of virtual care for children/adolescents and emerging adults living with EDs, as well as their caregivers, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The research snapshot can be found in English here and French here