Raising awareness of borderline personality disorder and self-injury
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Raising awareness of borderline personality disorder and self-injury

Gary Lamph Advanced practitioner in personality disorder, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Warrington

People with personality disorders frequently present to general health services. A large proportion of people with borderline personality disorder will self-injure and seek physical clinical interventions from adult or practice nurses. These patients are often excluded from services and are highly stigmatised both in mental health services and the wider society. This article aims to increase the awareness of borderline personality disorder and self-injury among non-mental health nurses to assist them to work more effectively with patients who present with these difficulties.

Nursing Standard. 26, 5,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.10.26.5.35.c8746

Correspondence

gary.lamph@5bp.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review