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The purpose of this study was to explore the process of family support provided by nurses to families with a borderline personality disorder BPD patient. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 16 nurses who had provided care to BPD patients. Data obtained from the interviews were qualitatively analyzed using a modified grounded theory approach. As an overall core category of family support processes practiced by nurses for families with BPD patients, family support practiced without awareness that the nurses were supporting families was extracted. Through this process, nurses held perceptions that were premises for family support, which were formed through their individual nursing experiences and perspectives. Nurses also had diverse perceptions concerning the image of families. Through the integration of perceptions that were premises for family support and perceptions of an image of the family, nurses underwent a process of -determination and ambivalence about the need for family support.- Then, nurses provided -family support practice- when they acknowledged the need for family support. During the -family support practice,- nurses had difficulties in providing family support. When family support was not successfully provided, nurses provided -family support practice with seeking more effective ways through trial and error.- For cases in which nurses did not acknowledge the need for intervention, they intentionally chose -not to provide family support.- Furthermore, during the -family support practice,- nurses had contradictory perspectives of family support. Such family support processes ultimately led to an awareness of the same family support required for the future. Family support was provided with -family support practice- and -family support practice with seeking more effective ways through trial and error.- In some cases, however, the process ended in -not to provide family support intentionally.- Experiences and perspectives in providing family support are important factors in carrying out future family support. Developing the positive implications of these factors and reducing psychological strain on nurses may ensure smooth implementation of family support. Thus, nurses need to recognize that they are supporting the family, which is identified as a core category.

KEYWORDS

Family Nursing, Process of Family Support, Borderline Personality Disorder BPD, Modified Grounded Theory Approach M-GTA

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Nishimoto, Y. and Hohashi, N. 2016 The Process of Support by Nursing Professionals for Families Having a Member with Borderline Personality Disorder. Open Journal of Nursing, 6, 24-36. doi: 10.4236-ojn.2016.61003.





Author: Yasuyo Nishimoto*, Naohiro Hohashi

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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