101859: Ethical and legal issues of using email in the treatment of anorexia nervosa

Volume 29 and Issue 2

About the Course:

To explore using adjunctive e-mail in treating anorexia nervosa.


Wiley Interscience Journal, International Journal of Eating Disorders

Publication Date:

March 2001


Joel Yager

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for nutritionists, counselors, social workers, and other medical or mental health professionals who seek ways to enhance therapeutic interactions with eating disorders patients between office visits.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand factors that foster the use of email to supplement office visits in patients with eating disorders.

  2. Understand legal and ethical issues that constrain and limit the use of adjunctive email in the treatment of patients with eating disorders.

  3. Understand what is and isn’t suitable for email interactions with patients, and the informed consent that clinicians must provide patients regarding the use of email in treatment.

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