Manipulation: description, identification and ambiguity.

  title={Manipulation: description, identification and ambiguity.},
  author={Len Bowers},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  volume={10 3},
  • Len Bowers
  • Published 2003 in Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
The word manipulation is frequently applied to some of the difficult-to-manage behaviours of the personality-disordered patient. However, the term is rarely defined, and a review of both the clinical and research literature shows that little has been written about its definition and identification, let alone its clinical management in both in- and outpatient settings. Recent empirical work conducted with nurses in forensic settings has demonstrated the range of behaviours that professionals… CONTINUE READING