NEDC is delighted to introduce the brand new NEDC Professional Collaboration Network, an e-network designed for professionals in Clinical Practice with an interest in eating disorders. Having completed its initial trial run, membership in the e-network has now being opened up to all appropriate professionals and we would love to have you involved to join the conversation.
The e-network will provide an opportunity to:
- Extend your professional network
- Share knowledge and resources
- Broaden your knowledge of service providers and service approaches
- Access support for professional problem solving
- Enhance your professional development in the field of eating disorders
- Contribute to the development of approaches to eating disorders that work in your professional context
Through the NEDC e-network participants will have a unique opportunity to join in discussion with frontline clinicians and some of Australia’s leading experts in eating disorders. This project is the first opportunity in Australia to influence the development of a nationally consistent approach to eating disorders and the e-network is one way in which you can easily join the discussion in a time of change and influence the outcomes for better approaches to eating disorders.
Each month, in addition to the discussion topics and questions raised by network members, topics will connect with research and articles in this e-bulletin. There will also be opportunities to contribute to discussion of complex case scenarios and provide valuable insights for the NEDC’s two priority projects for 2012, the Gap Analysis Report and the Prevention and Early Intervention Report.
LinkedIn, our chosen social media platform provides a moderated and professional social media environment in which to explore complex case issues, national standards and emerging evidence. To ensure further security for discussion the e-network will be a closed group with new membership screened to ensure clinician participation only. We have completed a fact sheet addressing LinkedIn security which can be found here. Any other questions about the e-network can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joining the group is simple. To participate you will need to create a linkedIn profile. Then follow this link, click join and your membership will be processed shortly.
Gap analysis question of the month
Every month we will be using the e-network to address specific questions for the 2012 gap analysis report. This report will play an essential role in identifing any priority gaps or opportunities for further development of the eating disorders sector in Australia. This month's question is:
Screening – who is screening and how?
Screening for eating disorders relies on the assumption that early identification can lead to earlier access to treatment, reducing the physical and psychological complications of eating disorders. Screening questions in particular may help people to identify and talk about body dissatisfaction or disordered eating with a health professional leading to earlier access to treatment.
Do you routinely screen clients/patients for eating disorders? What methodologies do you use for this? What screening questions do you use?
Join now to participate in this and other discussions with other clinical professionals. We look forward to seeing you on the network!