A Poem: Anorexia

Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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The author has played multiple roles while engaged in her qualitative works on anorexia nervosa, including observer of family treatment, nurse, researcher, and friend. Perhaps most important, however, she brings to her work the perspective of a woman with cross-disciplinary training (e.g., nursing, women’s studies, social work, and qualitative inquiry). This background led her to thinking about how anorexia nervosa might be rep-resented by poetry. She wrote the poem “Anorexia” to expand on the traditional view of this condition’a view based entirely in pathology and empirical research-hoping to look at it instead through a literary lens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)956-957
Number of pages2
JournalQualitative Inquiry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • anorexia
  • food refusal
  • Hong Kong
  • poem
  • starvation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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