Destructive Whirlwind: nurses' perceptions of patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

@article{Woollaston2008DestructiveWN,
  title={Destructive Whirlwind: nurses' perceptions of patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.},
  author={K Woollaston and P Hixenbaugh},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={703-9}
}
Research suggests that nurses have negative perceptions and subsequently negative interactions with patients diagnosed as having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). However, this research is mainly quantitative in nature and does not allow nurses to speak freely about their experiences of working with this client group. The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' relationships with BPD patients from their own perspective. Semi-structured interviews were used to elicit the participants… CONTINUE READING

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