Mental Health nurses' attitudes towards personality disorder

Colin Hughes, S. Hamilton

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Abstract

The importance of the impact of nurses views towards personality disorder and their place in acute mental health environments are surveyed.A total of 49 registrants were surveyed all with at least one years experience and all on part one of the active register. Overall 66% of respondents did not feel that patients with a personality disorder should be treated in an acute inpatient setting, with only 36% reporting feeling confident in their abilities when working with this patient group. Almost all respondents 98% called for more training which the authors feel is a positive reflection on the profession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-23
Number of pages2
JournalSkills4Nurses
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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