A systematic review of approaches to refeeding patients with anorexia nervosa (AN)

About the Course:

This article reviews the literature on refeeding protocols and the evidence supporting them. The supporting evidence is contrasted with current standards of care, and areas requiring further research are discussed.



Publication Date:

March, 2016


Andrea Garber, PhD, RD; Susan M. Sawyer, MBBS, MD, FRACP; Neville H. Golden, MD; Angela S. Guarda, MD; Debra K. Katzman, MD, FRCPC; Michael R. Kohn, MBBS, FRACP; Daniel Le Grange, PhD; Sloane Madden, MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRANZCP, CAPCert; Melissa Whitelaw, BAppSc(PhysEd), AppSc(HlthSc), BNutrDiet, APD; Graham W. Redgrave, MD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists and social workers who seek knowledge about refeeding strategies with patients with anorexia nervosa. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the rationale for refeeding in anorexia nervosa, including the current standard of care in the US, Europe, and the UK.

  2. Critique the evidence for the current standard of care and the risks/benefits of refeeding starting with higher calories than currently recommended.

  3. Explain the areas in need of future research, including nutrient composition, cognitive recovery, and refeeding with the severely malnourished.

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Course Number: 102226
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online
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