Towards understanding some complex borderline behaviours.

  title={Towards understanding some complex borderline behaviours.},
  author={Jan Horsfall},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing},
  volume={6 6},
  • Jan Horsfall
  • Published 1999 in Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing
This article aims to explore and explain some possible antecedents to behaviours revealed by consumers in mental health settings who evoke strong and often negative responses in nurses and other health professionals. The contemporary exemplar par excellence is people who are diagnosed as having a borderline personality disorder. The paper discusses four different but overlapping domains that may contribute to understanding the difficulties many nurses face in relation to working with consumers… CONTINUE READING


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