Anna Axelin
Associate Professor

Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Science (Department of Nursing Science)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Nursing Science (Department of Nursing Science)

anmaax@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2918
+358 50 568 6381

Joukahaisenkatu 3-5
Turku




Areas of expertise
Family Centered Neonatal Care; Pain Management; Sleep in Intensive Care; Development of IT tools for data collection; Experimental Research; Implementation research

Biography
My academic career has included conducting quantitative and qualitative research in multidisciplinary research groups. In the Academic year 2011-2012, I joined the faculty of Department of Family Health Care Nursing in University of California San Francisco for my post-doctoral research. In addition to the academic career, I have ten-year working experience as a NICU nurse. My research interests include family-centered care, pain and sleep in neonates, and the use of IT tools in implementation research. 


Research
I am leading the Health in Early Life and Parenthood (HELP) research group which aims to promote health and welfare in the early stages of life. In addition, I serve as the Director for Separation and Closeness Experiences in Neonatal Environment (SCENE) research group which aims to improve parents' and infants' experiences and outcomes of neonatal care.


Teaching
Research methodology; Nursing theory; Evidence based practice; Transferable skills

Publications
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Parents as pain killers in the pain management of preterm infants (2010)Axelin A
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G5 Doctoral dissertation (article))

Increasing parental involvement in pain management in preterm infants (2009)
Acta Paediatrica
Axelin A, Lehtonen L, Salantera S
(
O2 Other)

Oral Glucose and Parental Holding Preferable to Opioid in Pain Management in Preterm Infants (2009)
Clinical Journal of Pain
Axelin A, Salantera S, Kitjavainen J, Lehtonen L
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Pain assessment tools for unconscious or sedated intensive care patients: a systematic review (2009)
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Pudas-Tahka SM, Axelin A, Aantaa R, Lund V, Salantera S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Promoting shorter duration of ventilator treatment decreases the number
of painful procedures in preterm infants
(2009)
Acta Paediatrica
Axelin A, Ojajärvi U, Viitanen J, Lehtonen L
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Ethics in neonatal pain research (2008)
Nursing Ethics
Axelin A, Salantera S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

'Facilitated tucking by parents' in pain management of preterm infants - a randomized crossover trial (2006)
Early Human Development
Axelin A, Salantera S, Lehtonen L
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2018-24-04 at 23:10