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Men in eating disorder units: a service evaluation survey regarding mixed gender accommodation rules in an eating disorder setting

  • Akira Fukutomi (a1), Frances Connan (a1), Anthony P. Winston (a2) and Pia Ghosh (a1)
Abstract
Aims and method

This service evaluation was conducted to find out: (1) if mixed gender accommodation in eating disorder units is perceived to be helpful or unhelpful for recovery, and (2) if men were being discriminated against by the implementation of the 2010 Department of Health (DoH) guidelines on the elimination of mixed gender wards. All 32 in-patient units accredited on the Quality Network for Eating Disorders were contacted via a survey.

Results

We received 38 responses from professionals from 26 units and 53 responses from patients (46 female, 7 male) from 7 units. Four units had closed admissions to male patients due to DoH guidelines.

Clinical implications

We found that it is possible to provide admission for men with eating disorders, while respecting the single gender accommodation rules, and that doing so is likely to be helpful for both genders and prevents discrimination against men.

Declaration of interest

None.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Correspondence to Dr Akira Fukutomi (fukutomiakira@gmail.com)
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1Beasley, C, Flory, D. Eliminating Mixed Sex Accommodation. Department of Health, 2010. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/eliminating-mixed-sex-accommodation (accessed Aug 2017).
2Mezey, G, Hassell, Y, Bartlett, A. Safety of women in mixed-sex and single-sex medium secure units: staff and patient perceptions. Br J Psychiatry 2005; 187: 579–82.
3Robinson, KJ, Mountford, VA, Sperlinger, DJ. Being men with eating disorders: perspectives of male eating disorder service-users. J Health Psychol 2013; 18: 176–86.
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Men in eating disorder units: a service evaluation survey regarding mixed gender accommodation rules in an eating disorder setting

  • Akira Fukutomi (a1), Frances Connan (a1), Anthony P. Winston (a2) and Pia Ghosh (a1)
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