Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Select language  >  EN CZ IT LT PT RO RS ES

Best practices in communication
Patients with Eating Disorders

An online course for master students, students in clinical years, residents and other healthcare staff to develop skills for the integrated management of teenagers with eating disorders and obesity. To access this free content, please register. At the end of the Training Package, a certificate of completion is issued.

Found 7 interviews

Video Title

Good practices in communication during exercise counseling

CONTEXT: Communication during the assessment appointment is very important when it comes to practising physical exercise. It is through communication that the trainer captures, captivates, and retains their patients in the practice of a particular exercise. The first impact that the trainer has on the future practitioner of physical activity is at the assessment appointment. That's why there are norms that should be maintained in these consultations.

VIDEO: In this video, we'll look at two examples of communication during exercise, the first of good practices and the second of bad communication practices. These examples were recorded in a real environment and by professionals at a local gym.

The patient is 24 years old, with weight concerns, and would like to lose weight in a healthy way. The patient

How (not) to talk about ED with a youngster in a family setting

The video shows examples of bad and good practice in communication with a young person about orthorexia in a f

Young female, aged 16. She shows signs of orthorexia. Her father is trying to talk about issues the parents spotted in her eating behaviour and want to address them in two different ways.

Communicating with an adolescent at risk of anorexia: How to stop yourself and when are the limits of a healthy body surpassed?

Akvilė Lencevičė


Trainers often face extremities. One of them is when a healthy person has a feeling of being too plump and willing to get rid of even more weight with such a situation resulting into an illness.

The Power of Being Heard – Reflection, validation, and empathy in talking to a teenager with bulimia

A teenager with bulimia and binge eating episodes is sent to a therapist by her mother.

The therapist applies the following strategies:
- Mirroring (so you’re saying…. Tell me more) and validation of the patient’s feelings (I can only guess you were afraid people would laugh at you…) in order to discover the aetiology of her eating disorder.
- Active listening and empathy to make the patient feel heard and understood, which will help to initiate therapy and finally reunite with her mother.

Andrea, a 15-year-old-teenager, overweight, has had several episodes of binge eating and purging (vomiting) ap

Treat the patient as an individual person. Simulation in communicating with patients with eating disorders.

In this video a young woman in her early twenties explains how her EDs have affected her; her emotions and her way of life, and she also discusses why she underwent surgical breast reduction.

A patient in her early twenties explains to her therapist the emotional problems she has had with her ED issue

Effective communication strategies for patients with eating disorders

The video presents the first encounter of a doctor/therapist and a girl struggling with binge eating disorder.

The patient is a female adolescent of unknown age (approximately 15 years old). She is complaining about her p

No/Yes simulation of peer communication with a teenager with anorexia

- Identifying an anorexic patient: fear of social eating, solitary lifestyle, strenuous physical exercises, fear of putting on weight and feeling fat even if it is not the case, counting calories.
- The NO-communication strategy with peers, focus on eating, body shape/appearances, comparison with models, pressure on peers.
- The YES-communication strategy with peers: focus on outdoor activities, empathetic listening, avoiding comparisons, being non-judgmental and providing comfort, showing trust and being pro-active.

Ștefania, teenager, feels fat and refuses to go out with her colleagues for a juice considering it is an unhe