8. The Grey Areas of Boundary Issues When Working with Forensic Patients Who Have a Personality Disorder

  1. Phil Willmot1 and
  2. Neil Gordon2
  1. Sue Evershed

Published Online: 14 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470973110.ch8

Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings: A Practitioner's Perspective

Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings: A Practitioner's Perspective

How to Cite

Evershed, S. (2010) The Grey Areas of Boundary Issues When Working with Forensic Patients Who Have a Personality Disorder, in Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings: A Practitioner's Perspective (eds P. Willmot and N. Gordon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470973110.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Rampton Hospital, UK

  2. 2

    Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham University, UK

Author Information

  1. Rampton Hospital, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Personality Disorders

Book Series Editors:

  1. Eddie Kane

Series Editor Information

  1. Personality Disorder Institute, University of Nottinghamm UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683804

Online ISBN: 9780470973110

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Keywords:

  • grey areas of boundary issues - working with forensic patients who have a personality disorder;
  • nature of the problem;
  • day-to-day clinical work - we undertake with our patients, involving managing dilemmas;
  • therapeutic work, with forensic patients with personality disorder - even more challenging;
  • relationship between a ward-based staff member - and a patientis multifaceted;
  • clinical governance across mental health sites - managers of clinical services and practitioners;
  • definition of therapeutic boundaries themselves;
  • context of situation, important to bear in mind - culture, the setting and what is happening in immediate environment;
  • risks of boundary crossings;
  • obstacles to safety regarding boundaries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The nature of the problem

  • What is aboundary problem?

  • Defining the boundaries

  • Why do boundary crossings occur?

  • Risks of boundary crossings

  • Obstacles to safety regarding boundaries

  • Where are the guidelines on boundaries?

  • Final note

  • References