DON a big borderline? - page 2

by NocturneNrse 1,937 Views | 15 Comments

I'm finding that the once believed sweet DON, has been trying to split people.. Myself and my CNA's included. How should I handle this? I have found out that she lied about something one of my CNA's had said to her and wanted... Read More


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    Are you asking if this incident is evidence that your DON has Borderline Personality Disorder based on what you perceive as "staff splitting"?

    I'm confused...
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    Quote from triquee
    Are you asking if this incident is evidence that your DON has Borderline Personality Disorder based on what you perceive as "staff splitting"?

    I'm confused...
    I'm confused to. I have to state I despise when people use mental illness labels loosely like this. It hurts people who actually do have that diagnosis. I've been hearing "so and so is so bipolar" a lot lately simply to describe someone that appears to change their mind in a split second. That describes practically everyone at some point or another.

    Anyways. Sympathy for your situation staff splitting is common but its not necessarily BPD =)
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    [QUOTE=tothepointeLVN;6739937] I have to state I despise when people use mental illness labels loosely like this. It hurts people who actually do have that diagnosis. I've been hearing "so and so is so bipolar" a lot lately simply to describe someone that appears to change their mind in a split second. That describes practically everyone at some point or another.

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    Thank you!!!
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    I didn't mean to upset anyone by writing borderline personality.. I apologize. I understand how that can be upsetting.. truly I am sorry.

    I guess I was just using one of the "characteristics" of the disorder to make a point.. I do feel she does try to "split" people. I guess I am someone who prefers straight honesty to other "techniques".

    I'm just going to meet with her and clear things up re that incident.

    Thank you everyone for your advice! You gals & guys always come thru.
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    Thank you Stargazer.. you're right. I'm going to talk to her to clear it up.
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    That's ok I understand why people uses those terms because it's an adjective you can use to simply describe the behavior and I did easily understand your point. Though I wonder if your DON is the cause of the splitting or another staff member inducing it if your DON doesn't normally behave that way.


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