Facilitation of self-empowerment of women living with borderline personality disorder: A concept analysis
Background: Borderline personality disorder is characterised by a pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, affects and marked impulsivity.
Objective: The objective is to define the central concept of “facilitation of self- empowerment”.
Method: Analysis and synthesis reasoning methods as indicated by Walker and Avant (2011) were used to define the central concept.
Results: A definition of the concept “facilitation of self-empowerment” was formulated from the dictionary and subject definitions.
Conclusion: The central concept is important for developing a model as a frame of reference to assist psychiatric nurse practitioners in facilitating the mental health of women living with borderline personality disorder.
Keywords: Concept, Analysis, Facilitation, Self-empowerment, Borderline, personality disorder
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