Psychosis Ward P3 is a rehabilitating, closed reception department with 20 beds. We examine and manage patients aged 18–69 years whose mental condition warrants hospital care. Often, the reason for admittance is relapse of the psychotic illness, which has caused loss of the functions needed for daily living and poor overall functional capacity.
You need a doctor's referral to be admitted. Treatment is either voluntary or involuntary. The Mental Health Act has specifications when involuntary treatment is needed. Examinations and treatment are planned together with the patient in a treatment meeting attended by a physician and nurse and – as needed – by the patient's support network, e.g., close of kin or open care support worker. The patient is treated by a multiprofessional team: physician, psychologist, social worker, nurse, ergotherapist, crafting instructor, physiotherapist and physical education instructor.
During treatment, we follow up the patient's mental and physical condition and examine his/her life situation. Treatment rests crucially on the work of the nurse appointed to the patient, on family involvement, pharmacotherapy and individually designed team activities. Two dedicated nurses are appointed to each patient at the start of the treatment period. The appointed nurses support the patient's convalescence by talking and interacting with the patient, by taking him/her into consideration and by providing information about the illness and how it should be managed. As dictated by the patient's needs, his/her management may also require social services, psychological testing, ergotherapy or psychophysical physiotherapy.
The patient rooms accommodate 1–4 persons. There is a patient guide in each patient room. The guide contains information on how the ward functions. There is a billboard located in the common facilities used for posting information on what is going on in the ward and which nurses are on call.
The day room and lounge provide facilities for watching television, reading, playing and discussing. Meals are served in the day room. Facilities for preparing coffee are available.
While in the ward, patients may use their cell phones, laptops or similar means of communication. A patient telephone is also available. Their use may be restricted if needed for treatment reasons.
The patient is responsible the property he/she uses and owns. Valuables may be kept in a safe in the ward office, if required by the patient or if needed for treatment reasons.
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