As a new person in the field of Psych, I have found the people diagnosed with borderline pd to be the most interesting. Both in dealing with them and there actions. Most have been in the system for a long time which makes you want to help them get out even more so.
I was just curious how you have had success - or not - in dealing with a borderline patient. What was the approach? How much did the Care Plan come into play?
Another problem I have come across is staff have trouble enforcing the same rules with these pt's and this leads to many added problems.
Any information you great Psych Nurses would like to share, please do!! I woudl love to hear some success stories and how they turned out.
Jun 5, '04
they suck the life out of you *sigh* basically it's a personality disorder & trying to change that is like trying to move a mountain one grain of sand at a time. Interesting yes but exhausting & frustrating as well. Firm, consistent limits are a MUST from all staff. Bad enough trying to deal with one really bad BP but to have staff give hard way in cooperating makes it even worse.
Last edit by TitaniaSidhe on Jun 5, '04