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Title: The attitudes of mental health nurses that support a positive therapeutic relationship: the perspective of people diagnosed with BPD
Author: Romeu, Maria (Romeu Labayen)
Tort Nasarre, Glòria
Rigol Cuadra, Assumpta
Giralt Palou, Rosa
Galbany Estragués, Paola
Keywords: Trastorns límits de la personalitat
Relacions infermera-pacient
Salut mental
Borderline personality disorder
Nurse-patient relationships
Mental health
Issue Date: 3-May-2021
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Abstract: Introduction: the therapeutic relationship between mental health nurses and people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is essential to successful treatment, and nurses' attitudes are a key component of this relationship. Some nurses develop positive therapeutic relationships with people diagnosed with BPD, while others have negative emotional reactions which in turn limit their ability to develop a positive therapeutic relationship. There is a gap in the literature with respect how people diagnosed with BPD perceive the attitudes of mental health nurses that foster a positive therapeutic relationship. Aim: to describe how people diagnosed with BPD who have experienced an improvement perceive the role of the attitudes of mental health nurses in building a positive therapeutic relationship. Method: qualitative descriptive design with 12 interviews; thematic content analysis. Results: participants identified five attitudes of mental health nurses as contributing to a positive therapeutic relationship: confidence in their ability to recover, non-judgement, humour, availability and humanity. Discussion: nurses' attitudes are key to the therapeutic relationship. It may be possible for nurses to improve their attitudes toward patients diagnosed with BPD through self-reflection. Implications for Practice: mental health nurses should incorporate methods that explore attitudes and attitudinal development of the workforce.
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It is part of: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 2021
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ISSN: 1351-0126
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Infermeria de Salut Pública, Salut mental i Maternoinfantil)

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