Year: 1998 Source: Nursing Clinics of North America, v.33, no.1, (March 1998), p.173-186 SIEC No: 20011284

This article presents an overview of personality disorders & identifies the types of disorders. The focus is on assessment of & intervention with the personality characteristics of borderline & antisocial personality disorders that create problems in the medical setting for both the patient & nurse. The case of a 23-year-old woman admitted to hospital for the third time in a year for a suicide attempt is used as one illustration. 24 refs.)