‘Trust’ in Inpatient Treatment

Posted 24/07/2019


This study explores experiences of inpatient treatment for an eating disorder in the UK or beyond, focusing on the issue of ‘trust’ between clinical staff and patient and how this impacts upon patient experience.


It has been suggested that trust is central to the development of successful therapeutic relationships in ED treatment. This study seeks to aid our understanding of how/ whether trust is fostered in inpatient treatment - contexts which are often structured by particular systems and regulations which patients are required to follow.

Who can take part?

Anyone aged 18 or over who has been diagnosed with an eating disorder (whether this is Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder or beyond) and who has experienced inpatient treatment at some point in their life.

What does the study involve?

Taking part in an interview with the researcher. Interviews are anticipated to last from 30-60 minutes to one hour. Interviews can be conducted in person (if you are local to Norwich) or via telephone or Skype, at a time that is suitable for you.

How can someone take part?

Email Su Holmes on susan.holmes@uea.ac.uk