The effects of the psychiatric label 'borderline personality disorder' on nursing staff's perceptions and causal attributions for challenging behaviours.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate how the psychiatric label 'borderline personality disorder' (BPD) affected staff's perceptions and causal attributions about patients' behaviour. METHODS AND DESIGN The study utilized a within-participants questionnaire methodology and participants comprised qualified mental health nursing staff. The… (More)

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