The foundation of treatment for those with borderline personality disorder is cognitive-behavioral strategies (Thomas et al., 2018). The purpose of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is to make you feel better by altering your behavior and the way you consider things. I would approach talking to Ms. S in a healthy and constructive way by showing her patience, being realistic, validating her feelings first, actively listening, showing empathy, and seeking distraction when her emotions get overwhelming. I promise to be trustworthy and forthright with her. Significant emotional discomfort and impairments in interpersonal or vocational functioning, or both, are hallmarks of the personality condition known as borderline personality disorder (BPD). We now have sufficient evidence that Ms. S. experienced mental distress and impaired occupational functioning. Dr. Mary Zanarini’s Multidimensional Symptom Inventory for BPD (MSI-BPD) is just one of numerous screening instruments for borderline personality disorder (BPD) that are available. Ms. S. has demonstrated co-morbid disorders including anxiety issues, emotional disturbance, sexual abuse, and conflict. Ms. S has demonstrated a diagnostic crisis that is consistent with a meaningful relationship ending. Those suffering with BPD have a hard time being single, and relationship breakdowns only make things worse. Cont…


How would you use therapeutic communication and principles of cognitive behavioral therapy with the client?
Describe your assessment process. What are some likely co-morbid conditions? List one nursing diagnosis and an appropriate nursing intervention.
What interdisciplinary referrals might be appropriate?

The foundation of treatment for those with borderline personality disorder is cognitive-behavioral strategies (Thomas et al., 2018). The purpose of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is to make you feel better by altering your behavior and the way you consider things. I would approach talking to Ms. S in a healthy and constructive way by showing her patience, being realistic, validating her feelings first, actively listening, showing empathy, and seeking distraction when her emotions get overwhelming. I promise to be trustworthy and forthright with her. Significant emotional discomfort and impairments in interpersonal or vocational functioning, or both, are hallmarks of the personality condition known as borderline personality disorder (BPD). We now have sufficient evidence that Ms. S. experienced mental distress and impaired occupational functioning. Dr. Mary Zanarini’s Multidimensional Symptom Inventory for BPD (MSI-BPD) is just one of numerous screening instruments for borderline personality disorder (BPD) that are available. Ms. S. has demonstrated co-morbid disorders including anxiety issues, emotional disturbance, sexual abuse, and conflict. Ms. S has demonstrated a diagnostic crisis that is consistent with a meaningful relationship ending. Those suffering with BPD have a hard time being single, and relationship breakdowns only make things worse. Cont…


How would you use therapeutic communication and principles of cognitive behavioral therapy with the client?
Describe your assessment process. What are some likely co-morbid conditions? List one nursing diagnosis and an appropriate nursing intervention.
What interdisciplinary referrals might be appropriate?

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