Dietitians can play a core aspect of an ED MDT providing nutritional advice, support and guidance for both adults and young people who are being treated for an eating disorder. The level of intervention by the dietitian with the service user varies depending on the severity of the eating disorder, the age of the person, the type and level of response to treatment that the person exhibits.
It is important to note that within a MDT the key roles are; psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, nurse, OT, dietitian, and social worker. It is not unusual for those using these titles to have specific
within the field of psychological and talking therapies, that equips them to fulfill a dual role with regard to the treatment plan for the service user. For example, the nurse may also be trained in CBT-E., and therefore when assigned to work with a person with an eating disorder, this nurse’s primary role will be as a CBT-E therapist, and their nursing duties may take a secondary role, or may be fulfilled by another person within the MDT.