Reclamation of power and self: a meta-synthesis exploring the process of recovery from anorexia nervosa

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Duncan, Tristan
Sebar, Bernadette
Lee, Jessica
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2015
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Despite considerable investigation on behalf of the academic community, the process of recovery from anorexia nervosa remains enigmatic. The following study sought to enhance current understandings of recovery by synthesising the rich body of qualitative evidence examining the phenomenon from the perspective of those who have experienced it. Following a meta-ethnographic approach to synthesis, the study revealed two core categories related to empowerment and self-reconciliation. These categories describe recovery as a complex and consuming journey, entailing a self-determined search for identity and truth, and the repossession of personal control and power.

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Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice.

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3

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2

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Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified

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Psychology

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