A life tiptoeing: being a significant other to persons with borderline personality disorder

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title A life tiptoeing: being a significant other to persons with borderline personality disorder
Author(s) Ekdahl, Susanne ; Idvall, Ewa ; Samuelsson, Mats ; Perseius, Kent-Inge
Date 2011
English abstract
Aim The aim of this study was to describe significant others' experiences of living close to a person with borderline personality disorder and their experience of encounter with psychiatric care. Methods Data were collected by free-text questionnaires and group interviews and were analyzed by qualitative content analysis. Results and Conclusion The results revealed four categories: a life tiptoeing; powerlessness, guilt, and lifelong grief; feeling left out and abandoned; and lost trust. The first two categories describe the experience of living close to a person with BPD, and the last two categories describe encounter with psychiatric care.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnu.2011.06.005 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Elsevier
Host/Issue Archives of Psychiatric Nursing;6
Volume 25
ISSN 0883-9417
Pages e69-e76
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12791 (link to this page)

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