Learning Objectives

  • Apply the nursing process to clients with personality disorders
  • Describe nursing assessments related to personality disorders
  • Identify common nursing problems/diagnoses related to personality disorders
  • Establish a safe environment
  • Apply evidence-based practice when planning and implementing nursing care
  • Describe common treatments for personality disorders
  • Identify appropriate referrals to community resources
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions
  • Provide patient education to clients and their family members

Research studies have demonstrated that nine percent of Americans have a personality disorder. A large proportion of this population also has one or more other mental health disorders.[1] This chapter will describe the signs and symptoms of ten personality disorders and associated treatments. The nursing process will be applied to caring for a client with borderline personality disorder.

  1. National Institute of Mental Health. (n.d.). Personality disorders. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/personality-disorders


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