Course Summary

The prevalence of certain eating disorders in Hispanic Americans may or may not be noticeably different than other ethnic groups but the causes and motivating forces for eating disorders in Hispanic Americans may differ. A clinician may strengthen the diagnostic process for Hispanic Americans by accounting for cultural differences that may be peculiar to these patients. In addition, there may be unique acculturation issues that arise when Hispanics interact with other ethnicities or cultures within America.

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Course Syllabus

  • I.     Introduction
  • II.    Overview of Eating Disorders
  • III.     Diagnostic Criteria
    • 1.   Anorexia Nervosa
    • 2.   Bulimia Nervosa
    • 3.   Binge-Eating Disorder
  • IV.     Epidemiology of Eating Disorder
  • V.     Clinical Characteristics
    • 1.   Clinical Presentation: Similarities
    • 2.   Clinical Characteristics: Differences
  • VI.    Treatment of Eating Disorders in Hispanics
  • VII.     Case Study: Anorexia Nervosa in a Hispanic Youth
  • VIII.    Summary


Noah H. Carpenter, MD

Dr. Noah Carpenter is a Thoracic and Peripheral Vascular Surgeon. He completed his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and medical school and training at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Carpenter completed surgical residency and fellowship at the University of Edmonton and Affiliated Hospitals in Edmonton, Alberta, and an additional Adult Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has specialized in microsurgical techniques, vascular endoscopy, laser and laparoscopic surgery in Brandon, Manitoba and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and in Colorado, Texas, and California. Dr. Carpenter has an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Calgary, and was appointed a Citizen Ambassador to China, and has served as a member of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada, the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, the Science Institute of the Northwest Territories, Canada Science Council, and the International Society of Endovascular Surgeons, among others. He has been an inspiration to youth, motivating them to understand the importance of achieving higher education.

Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI

Dana Bartlett is a professional nurse and author. His clinical experience includes 16 years of ICU and ER experience and over 27 years as a poison control center information specialist. Dana has published numerous CE and journal articles, written NCLEX material, textbook chapters, and more than 100 online CE articles, and done editing and reviewing for publishers such as Elsevier, Lippincott, and Thieme. He has written widely on the subject of toxicology and was a contributing editor, toxicology section, for Critical Care Nurse journal. He is currently employed at the Connecticut Poison Control Center. He lives in Wappingers Falls, NY.

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