[Therapeutic touch and anorexia nervosa].

Author: Satori N1
1Unité des Troubles du Comportement Alimentaire, clinique des maladies mentales et de l'encéphale, centre hospitalier Sainte-Anne, 1, rue Cabanis, 75014, Paris, France. Electronic address: satori@ch-sainte-anne.fr.
Conference/Journal: Soins Psychiatr.
Date published: 2016 Sep-Oct
Other: Volume ID: 37 , Issue ID: 306 , Pages: 12-6 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.spsy.2016.07.002. [Article in French] , Word Count: 118

An innovative practice, therapeutic touch has been used for around ten years in the treatment of eating disorders. Delivered by nurse clinicians having received specific training, this approach is based on nursing diagnoses which identify the major symptoms of this pathology. The support is built around the body and its perceptions. Through the helping relationship, it mobilises the patient's resources to favour a relationship of trust, a letting-go, physical, psychological and emotional relaxation, and improves the therapeutic alliance.

Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

KEYWORDS: alliance thérapeutique; anorexia nervosa; anorexie mentale; boulimie; bulimia nervosa; distorted body image; estime de soi; perturbation de l’image corporelle; self-esteem; therapeutic alliance; therapeutic touch; toucher thérapeutique

PMID: 27615696 DOI: 10.1016/j.spsy.2016.07.002