Main theme

To be recognized as a unique and vulnerable human

To be confirmed as a unique and vulnerable human

Treated like a unique human being

Being seen

Being cared about

Treated with an open attitude

Treated with a friendly attitude

For staff to identify values and beliefs of the older adult

To be treated as an individual

Being on equal terms

Similar status

Shared power

Given space to the voice of the older adult

Equal influence over agenda

Co-decide on how practical problems are solved after discharge

Not seen as a hierarchy

Patient activation

Equality/shared power

Having control over:

- what technology to use

- who should have access

- the conditions of care

Being able to make decisions about treatment options (during clinical encounter)

Shared decision with physician

Not wishing to take an active part in medical decisions

Being involved when relocating to a nursing home

Not wanting to participate in decision making

Having the choice of (other) health care alternatives

Accepting or rejecting what was offered

To take an active decision

Non adherent or to do what you self-want

To have a choice

Trusting the physician

Build a trusting relationship

Inviting the involvement of trusting others

The relationship between the nurse and the older persons affect the older person’s participation

Trusting relationship

Respect the integrity of the older adult (by staff)

Being respected (by personnel)

Being treated with respect