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dc.contributor.authorVeysey, Sheree A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-01T02:32:46Z
dc.date.available2014-05-01T02:32:46Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-20
dc.identifier.issn1177-083
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2405
dc.description.abstractThe psychiatric diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) attracts considerable stigma. People given this diagnosis may be characterised as manipulative, difficult, attention-seeking or untreatable. This paper describes a New Zealand study where eight people with a BPD diagnosis who self identified as encountering discriminatory experiences from healthcare professionals were interviewed. Themes found included that discriminatory experiences contributed to participants’ negative self image and negative messages about the BPD label were communicated. A self-harm history appeared to be related to an increased number of discriminatory experiences. Connecting with the person and 'seeing more' (beyond an individual’s diagnosis and/or behaviour) epitomised helpful experiences. Additionally, a relationship between stigma and the complaints process was noted. This study privileges the voice of those interviewed and may stimulate thought and discussion for services and health professionals working with this group.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group together with the Royal Society of New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectborderline personality disorderen_NZ
dc.subjectclient experiencesen_NZ
dc.subjectdiscriminationen_NZ
dc.subjecthealth professional interactionsen_NZ
dc.titlePeople with a borderline personality disorder diagnosis describe discriminatory experiencesen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderTaylor & Francis Group together with the Royal Society of New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1177083X.2013.871303en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychologyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationVeysey, S. (2014) People with a borderline personality disorder diagnosis describe discriminatory experiences, Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online. 9 (1) : 20-35. NOTE: Based on research from attached 2011 Masters Thesis in Social Practice at the Unitec Institute of Technology prior to leaving the Institute.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage20en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage35en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume9 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleKōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Onlineen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ


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