Background: Borderline personality disorder is a psychiatric diagnosis that one to two percent of the population and at least every fourth patient that have received treatment at a psychiatric clinic has been diagnosed with. BPD is most common in women between teenage and early adulthood. Purpose: The aim of this literature study was to emphasize the nursing care of patients diagnosed with BPD within different perspectives. Method: A literature study was conducted to get a deeper understanding for the nursing care of patients with BPD. The search for pertinent articles, answering to the aim of the study, was done in different databases. The data has been analysed with content analysis and main categories were developed. Results: The two main categories that were formed throughout the data were; care givers perspective of the nursing care and the patient’s perspective of the nursing care. The results show, that the most important supporting variable for the patients were the establishment of a trustworthy nurse-patient relationship, gained on trust, seeing as trust is an important component in the patient’s recovery. Conclusions: Patient’s diagnosed with BPD is a complicated patient group since the patient is in a “black or white” state of mind. Trust and maintaining relationships is components that are of enormous importance for these patients recovery process.
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