New clinical pathway for BC children and youth with eating disorders

A new clinical point-of-care pathway from BC Children’s Hospital supports primary care and specialist physicians and nurse practitioners to provide care to children and youth presenting with possible or confirmed eating disorders. Developed in association with Shared Care, the pathway provides guidance and care navigation for a patient population who providers may not deliver care to on a regular basis. 

BC Children’s Hospital is also seeking feedback from providers interested in testing the pathway in their clinical practice and providing feedback on its functionality and usefulness in clinical care. Participants will receive honoraria for their involvement in improving this tool. 

The pathway includes:

  • Assessment and screening tools.
  • Templates for navigating initial and follow-up visits.
  • Considerations around equity of care and tips for effective communication.
  • Basic and complex management strategies.
  • Patient and caregiver resources and supports.
  • Referral and care options in the community.

The new tool is available on the Pathways BC website

Clinicians will need an account to log into the Pathways BC website; access can be requested free of charge from the Pathways home page.

For further information and to sign up for the pilot project, visit

Additional tools are being developed by BC Children’s Hospital to enhance care for children and youth with eating disorders from across BC, and further updates will be shared in the months ahead.


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