3035-17: How-to be Anorexic, No Wannarexics Allowed

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3035-17: How-to be Anorexic, No Wannarexics Allowed

A presentation for professionals interested in learning more about a new online subculture that welcomes eating disorders as a philosophy and way of life rather than a disease. It will also present the most recent scholarly evidence available on how this new culture affects those with and without Eating Disorders.


Presenters: Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Jana Lee Swearingen, RN, BSN

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  38 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recall the known effects of pro-ana websites on patients with and without eating disorders.
  2. Identify new assessment techniques for addressing pro-ana websites and patient’s internet usage.
  3. Discuss ways this new culture might begin to change future practice.

Keywords: Eating Disorder, Anorexia, Eating Attitudes Test, Pro-ana, Thinspiration, Wannarexic


Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75
 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, October 20, 2017
3:45pm - 4:30pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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