Riitta Suhonen
Professor, PhD, Director of Nursing

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

riisuh@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3152
+358 50 435 0662

Joukahaisenkatu 3-5
Turku


Areas of expertise
Gerontological nursing; Older people nursing care; Individualized care; Management; Ethics; Self-management of older people; Care environment

Biography
PhD, RN Riitta Suhonen is Professor in Nursing Science and has a speciality in older people nursing science (Gerontological Nursing Science) since 2011. She has worked in the Department of Nursing Science since 2008. Formerly, she has worked as a quality and development manager in Forssa health care district, and as a ward manager and 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 current associate editor of the Nursing Ethics. She holds a part-time position of Director of Nursing in the Turku University Hospital and City of Turku, Welfare Division.


Research
Prof Suhonen is the scientific leader of the research programme called Older Individuals' Health, Nursing and Services. She has been a principal investigator and coordinator of the Individualized Care Project since 2002, which evaluates the realisation of individuality in patients’ care from the point of view of patients and nurses in different clinical fields including national and international parts. The main aim of the project is to develop quality of services and care processes for older people and their caregivers. In addition, the research is focused on producing knowledge about individuality of care services to support self-management of older people. Other research topics are nursing ethics, nursing education and nursing management. InCareS Individuality of care services and environment to support self-management of older people 2014-2018 RightTimePlaceCare 2010-2013. Individualised Care Project ICProject: Evaluation of the realisation of of patient individuality on different clinical settings from different perspectives, 2002-

Teaching
She is responsible for the CIDI Clinical Instruments for Evaluating Health - Development, Evaluation and Implementation 25 ects. She teaches topics such as older people nursing care, research methodology, instrument development, academic writing, quantitative research methods in nursing science and research ethics. She has several PhD candidates in supervision.

Publications
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Advancing the science of unfinished nursing care: Exploring the benefits of cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange, knowledge integration and transdisciplinarity (2019)
Journal of Advanced Nursing
Terry Jones, Eileen Willis, Mário Amorim‐Lopes, Anat Drach‐Zahavy; On behalf of the RANCARE Consortium COST – CA 15208
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Challenges of foot self-care in older people: a qualitative focus-group study (2019)
Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Miikkola Maija, Lantta Tella, Suhonen Riitta, Stolt Minna
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dignity realization of patients with stroke in hospital care: A grounded theory (2019)
Nursing Ethics
Rannikko Sunna, Stolt Minna, Suhonen Riitta, Leino-Kilpi Helena
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Ethical Climate in Nursing Environment: A scoping review (2019)
Nursing Ethics
Koskenvuori J., Numminen O., Suhonen R.
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Ethical issues in the care of patients with stroke: A scoping review (2019)
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Rannikko S., Stolt M., Suhonen R., Leino-Kilpi H.
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Graduating student nurses' and student podiatrists' wound care competence: a cross-sectional study (2019)
Journal of Wound Care
Kielo E, Salminen L, Suhonen R, Puukka P, Stolt M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Healthcare professionals' ethical competence: A scoping review (2019)
Nursing Open
Koskenvuori Janika, Stolt Minna, Suhonen Riitta, Leino-Kilpi Helena
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Perceived quality of nursing care and patient education: a cross-sectional study of hospitalised surgical patients in Finland (2019)
BMJ Open
Gröndahl W, Muurinen H, Katajisto J, Suhonen R, Leino-Kilpi H
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The psychosocial self-efficacy in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (2019)
Nursing Open
Anne Survonen, Sanna Salanterä, Kirsi Näntö-Salonen, Arun K. Sigurdardottir, Riitta Suhonen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Whistle-blowing process in healthcare: From suspicion to action (2019)
Nursing Ethics
Pohjanoksa Johanna, Stolt Minna, Suhonen Riitta, Löyttyniemi Eliisa, Leino-Kilpi Helena
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Yksilöllinen hoito näkee potilaan kokonaisuutena (2019)
Pro terveys
Riitta Suhonen, Minna Stolt
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Asiakaskeskeisyys, arvot ja ikääntyneiden ihmisten sote-palvelut (2018)
Turun yliopiston blogi
Riitta Suhonen
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Asiakkaan arvokkuuden tukemisessa huomioidaan ihminen kokonaisuutena (2018)
Podoprintti
Rannikko Sunna, Suhonen Riitta, Leino-Kilpi Helena
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Asiakkuus sote:ssa - Ikääntyneen asiakkaan näkökulma (2018) Ylönen M, Suhonen R
(
C2 Edited book)

Being respected by nurses: Measuring older patients' perceptions (2018)
International Journal of Older People Nursing
Koskenniemi J, Leino-Kilpi H, Puukka P, Stolt M, Suhonen R
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Cancer patients' perceptions of quality-of-care attributes—Associations with age, perceived health status, gender and education (2018)
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Suhonen R, Stolt M, Berg A, Katajisto J, Lemonidou C, Patiraki E, Sjövall K, Charalambous A
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Ethical elements in priority setting in nursing care: A scoping review (2018)
International Journal of Nursing Studies
Riitta Suhonen, Minna Stolt, Monika Habermann, Ingibjörg Hjaltadottir, Stavros Vryonides, Siri Tonnessen, Kristin Halvorssen, Clare Harvey, Luisa Toffoli, P. Anne Scott; on behalf of the RANCARE Consortium COST Action – CA 152081
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Ethics interventions for healthcare professionals and students: A systematic review (2018)
Nursing Ethics
Minna Stolt, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Minka Ruokonen, Hanna Repo, Riitta Suhonen
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Haavanhoidon tutkimus - haasteellista, mutta tarpeellista (2018) Haavanhoidon kaksi vuosikymmentä Salminen Leena, Suhonen Riitta, Stolt Minna
(
D2 Article in a professional research book)

Haavanhoito kehittyy tiedolla johtaen (2018)
Pro terveys
Ylönen Minna, Kiviniemi Kirsi, Jalonen Leena, Suhonen Riitta
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)


Last updated on 2019-19-06 at 02:24