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TitleIndividualized Care [electronic resource] : Theory, Measurement, Research and Practice / edited by Riitta Suhonen, Minna Stolt, Evridiki Papastavrou
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVI, 232 p. 3 illus., 1 illus. in color. online resource


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.


Forewords -- Chapter1. Introduction -- Section I Theoretical framework for individualized care -- Chapter 2. Understanding the basics/importance of individualized care / philosophy -- Chapter 3. Individualized care (concept, definitions), related concepts – What individualized care is about -- Chapter 4. Individualized care – ethical considerations, value basis -- Section II Research framework: The Individualized Care Scale -- Chapter 5. Measuring individualized care (available versions – how to develop an instrument) -- Chapter 6. The use and cultural adaptation of the ICS in different languages -- Chapter 7. Validity and reliability of the Individualized Care Scale -- Chapter 8. Experiences of using the scale and analysing the results - Use of the ICS in the outcome measure in intervention studies -- Chapter 9. Other instruments measuring individuality -- Section III Research Evidence: The delivery of individualized care -- Chapter 10. Individualized care in acute care/ surgery/operative care -- Chapter 11. Individualized care in older people care -- Chapter 12. Individualized care in cancer care -- Chapter 13. Individualized care in mental health and psychiatric care -- Chapter 14. Individualized care and rehabilitation -- Chapter 15. Individual’s foot health -- Chapter 16. Individualized care related to other nursing concepts -- Section IV The organisational framework for the delivery of individualized care -- Chapter 17. Supporting individualized nursing care by nursing interventions -- Chapter 18. Supporting individualized nursing care by leadership (professional practice environment) -- Chapter 19. Environment supporting individuality -- Chapter 20. The ethical climate and its’ relation to individualized care -- Chapter 21. Summary -- Chapter 22. Challenges and future directions

Nursing Quality of Life -- Research Nursing. Quality of Life Research. Public Health.


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