Nurses' confirming/disconfirming responses to patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

@article{Fraser1993NursesCR,
  title={Nurses' confirming/disconfirming responses to patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Karen A Fraser and Ruth Gallop},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  year={1993},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={336-41}
}
This study examines whether in group situations, patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) received less empathic verbal responses from nurses than non-BPD patients. Nurses' feelings toward specific diagnoses were also examined. Twenty patient groups were observed involving 17 nurse leaders and 164 patients. Responses by the nurse leaders were rated using Heineken's Confirmation/Disconfirmation Rating Instrument. The staff response portion of Colson's Hospital Treatment Rating Scale… CONTINUE READING

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