The staff wanted the participants to hold on to and reclaim routines, and they offered to help with this by scheduling activities. We use a biopsychosocial approach in the treatment of adults 18 years and older who suffer from severe behavioral and emotional disturbances. For this to be experienced as positive, the staff needed the ability to see and be open for change. We noticed no additional categories in the material after the ninth interview and at this stage, the core category was defined. Thus, the daily structure of the ward was hard for the participants to understand. May 14, 2018 @ 5:30pm – 8pm.
Older adult program
The participants expressed the importance of being visible to staff, had experiences of being alerted by staff when feeling unwell, and staff taking their time to listen. The participants experienced that the staff were unable to master their own feelings. It is not reasonable to solely offer medical treatment when the patients have needs that require other solutions.