Journal article
Idealtypische Interaktionsmuster psychosomatischer Patienten in stationär-geriatrischer Behandlung



Publication Details
Authors:
Lindner, R.; Foerster, R.; Renteln-Kruse, W.
Publication year:
2013
Journal:
Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Pages range:
441-448
Volume number:
46
Issue number:
5

Abstract
BACKGROUND Cooperation between psychosomatic and geriatric medicine is still sporadic and rarely institutionally integrated. At the same time, however, nearly half of geriatric inpatients suffer from psychopathological symptoms of clinical relevance. The patterns of interactions between patients and professionals of the geriatric team prior to a psychosomatic intervention that lead to a specific consultation are still rarely known. The aim of this paper was to identify these relational patterns, which can again occur during interaction with the psychosomatic patient. MATERIAL AND METHODS Protocols from the consultation sessions of 76 geriatric in-patients, treated over a period of 1 year, were used as the basis data for the development of interactional patterns with the systematic, qualitative method of forming ideal types by understanding. RESULTS Three groups with a total of 11 interactional patterns were formed: (1) "conflictuous interaction" with patients who re-enact their inner conflicts (e.g., autonomy or conflicts on power and subjugation), (2) "the problem can not be dealt with" with patients who forget or deny and repress their mental problems in other ways, and (3) "avoiding contact" with patients who have different forms of psychosocial withdrawal. CONCLUSION Extension of the geriatric functional diagnostic approach on interactional-psychodynamic aspects is possible and fosters a differentiated view on the psychosomatic situation of geriatric patients.


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