Individualized care

Theory, measurement, research and practice

Editors: Suhonen, Riitta, Stolt, Minna, Papastavrou, Evridiki (Eds.)

  • Offers a joint content for theory, research and practice based on scientific literature 
  • Provides a complete knowledge and solutions for better individualized patients nursing care
  • Describes a process of instrument development, validation and use in international context
  • Informs on 20 years of international researches
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About this book

This contributed book is based on more than 20 years of researches on patient individuality, care and services of the continuously changing healthcare system. It describes how research results can be used to respond to challenges on individuality in healthcare systems. Service users’, patients’ or clients’ point of views on care and health services are urgently needed.

This book describes the conceptualisation of the individualized nursing care phenomenon and the process development of the measuring instruments of that phenomenon in different contexts. It describes results from a variety of clinical contexts about individualized nursing care and explains factors associated with the perceptions and delivery of individualized nursing care from different point of views. This book may appeal to clinicians, nurses practitioners and researchers from many fields. 


About the authors

Riitta Suhonen (PhD, RN) is Professor in Nursing Science and has a speciality in Older people nursing science since 2011 in the University of Turku, Finland. She worked as a quality and development manager in a health care district, and as a ward manager, registered nurse in surgical care unit. She is experienced in leading and participating in international cross-cultural studies and currently is a co-researcher in many projects. She is the Associate editor of Nursing Open (Wiley) and Nursing Ethics. She has been a principal investigator and coordinator of the Individualized Care Project since 2002, which evaluates the realization of individuality in patients’ care from patients and nurses' point of view in different clinical fields including national and international parts. The aim of the project is to develop quality of services and care processes for older people and their caregivers. Other research topics are nursing ethics, nursing education and nursing management. She teaches topics such as older people nursing care, research methodology, instrument development, academic writing, quantitative research methods in nursing science and research ethics.
Minna Stolt (PhD) is a teacher in the department of Nursing science at University of Turku, Finland. Her professional background is in podiatry and research expertise in foot health. Moreover she has research expertise in the evaluation of health care quality in the field of older people nursing research, ethics and competence of professionals. Her teaching profile includes instrument development, literature reviews and academic writing. She has published several scientific articles and presented her research in national and international conferences. In the field of societal interaction, she is an active advocate for foot health promotion in different age groups and has published plenty popular articles and one textbook.
Dr Evridiki Papastavrou (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Nursing, and she has a long experience as an Educator, Consultant and Chair of the Cyprus Regulatory body for Nursing and Midwifery. She contributed to the foundation of the Cyprus University of Technology Ethics Committee and she was appointed as a member of the Cyprus National Bioethics committee. She is also a consultant to the development and evaluation of the Nursing Curriculums of several Universities in Cyprus as well as a mission member of the TAIEX (A European body Technical Assistance and Information Exchange). She also has been actively involved in the care and welfare of patients with dementia by being a member of the National Multidisciplinary Committee for Alzheimer’s disease. Her research interest focuses on: a) the aspect of care as a multidimensional and complex phenomenon and b) the effects of care of chronically ill patients on their family careers, especially in dementia care. Dr Papastavrou has a record of 113 publications in peer reviewed Journals (with more than 1500 citations). 

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eBook $109.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: September 4, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89899-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $149.99
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  • Due: August 7, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89898-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Individualized care
Book Subtitle
Theory, measurement, research and practice
Editors
  • Riitta Suhonen
  • Minna Stolt
  • Evridiki Papastavrou
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89899-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89899-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89898-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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