Borderline Personality Disorder,  Treatment

Mistakes Costing Lives

Here is an article about medical mistakes costing people their lives. A brief quote from the article about BPD:

Six patients committed suicide while in hospital. A near-miss occurred when a patient with borderline personality disorder was placed in seclusion and had to be revived after trying to strangle himself. A nurse was delayed in reaching the patient due to difficulty finding a key to the seclusion room.

I don’t know why they’d put a suicidal person with BPD in seclusion. Wow.

One Comment

  • Nick

    Sounds like the health professionals are not yet properly equipped to even deal with the disorder–let alone successfully treat it. I could speculate that an emotional response on the part of an exasperated caregiver may have led to the decision to place the patient in seclusion.

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