Journal article
Gerontopsychosomatischer Konsil‑/Liaisondienst in der stationären Akutgeriatrie : Effekte des Vertrauens und der Unterstützung auf die Patient-Pflegenden-Interaktion



Publication Details
Authors:
Lindner, R.
Publication year:
2018
Journal:
Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Pages range:
404-410
Volume number:
51
Issue number:
4

Abstract
BACKGROUND
Geriatric and psychosomatic medicine follow a biopsychosocial paradigm. Despite this similar "Menschenbild" in general, collaboration between geriatrics and psychosomatics is still rare.
OBJECTIVES
This comparative interventional study aims to find possible effects of psychosomatic work in geriatrics on the interaction between patients and nursing staff and contentment of patients with treatment in general.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
In the period of one year 238 geriatric patients (return rate 22.2%) of the intervention ward (psychosomatic consultation-/liaison service) and the control ward (TAU) were investigated with an anonymized questionnaire. Two questions were evaluated, concerning the patients trust in the nurses and their experience of being able to speak with them about their anxieties and concerns. This is interpreted as an indicator for the advancement of patients' contentment with treatment.
RESULTS
In comparison with the control ward during the intervention the answers to both questions showed an increasing trust in the nurses and an increasing experience of speaking about anxieties and


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