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Understanding Views and Experiences of Healthcare Professionals Regarding Personality Disorders

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July 2018 — January 2019

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been identified as one of the most challenging mental illnesses for clinicians to treat. Services are often poorly designed to meet the needs of people living with BPD, and personality disorder more generally, leaving clinicians working in environments that are under-resourced.

SANE Australia conducted an initial review of current evidence-based practice, service availability and experiences of treatment for Australians living with personality disorder, in order to improve the management of, and access to, effective treatment and support services for these people.

This research provided limited insight into the perspective and experiences of the health professional/clinician, so this follow-up study was commissioned.

Team members

Expected outcomes

This project will enable consultation with clinicians to investigate barriers and concerns when working with people with personality disorder, in order to know how best to resource and train clinicians.

Project Partners

This project was funded by the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC).

Opportunities to contribute

This project’s research phase concluded in October 2018. There are no further opportunities to contribute to this project.

Further information

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Last updated: 19 November, 2018