The care programme approach and the politics of ‘personality disorder’
Evidence & Practice    

The care programme approach and the politics of ‘personality disorder’

Nicky Bundy Community mental health nurse, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Hertfordshire, England

A postgraduate mental health nursing student refers to an incident in practice to reflect on psychiatric diagnosis and the diagnosis of personality disorder. She also discusses the care programme approach as a forum for person-centred practice and shared decision making in mental health care. Mental health practitioners need to pay more attention to their own motivations and behaviour, and listen more intently to the person they are working with. Using the open dialogue model of practice, which relies on transparency between staff, service users and significant others, could improve communication with people diagnosed with a personality disorder.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2017.e1154


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Received: 12 February 2016

Accepted: 09 September 2016

Published online: 21 June 2017