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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Hoidon ja palvelun yksilöllisyys ilmentävät asiakaskeskeistä palvelujärjestelmää (2018)
Podoprintti
Suhonen Riitta
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Hoitotiede Suomen yliopistoissa tänään : Turun yliopisto (2018)
Hoitotiede
Suhonen R, Axelin A, Leino-Kilpi H
(
B1 Journal article)

Hoitotyönjohtaja puhaltaa pelin poikki (2018)
Pro terveys
Pohjanoksa J, Suhonen R, Leino-Kilpi H
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Hoitotyöntekijöiden itsearvioimat tuki- ja liikuntaelinvaivat (2018)
Tutkiva Hoitotyö
Stolt Minna, Kielo Emilia, Katajisto Jouko, Suhonen Riitta, Leino-Kilpi Helena
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Hospitalised cancer patients’ perceptions of individualised nursing care in four European countries (2018)
European Journal of Cancer Care
Suhonen R, Charalambous A, Berg A, Katajisto J, Lemonidou C, Patiraki E, Sjövall K, Stolt M, Radwin L
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Individualized Care Scale-patient: A Spanish validation study (2018)
Nursing Ethics
Rodríguez-Martín B, Martin-Martin R, Suhonen R
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Individualized care : theory, measurement, research and practice (2018) Suhonen Riitta, Stolt Minna, Papastavrou Evridiki
(
D5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary)

Introduction (2018) Individualized Care : Theory, Measurement, Research and Practice Suhonen R., Stolt M., Papastavrou E.
(
B2 Book chapter)

Itsemääräämisoikeus - Ikääntyneiden henkilöiden palveluiden ja hoidon lähtökohta (2018) Asiakkuus sote:ssa - Ikääntyneen asiakkaan näkökulma Ylönen M, Meriruoho T, Suhonen R
(
A3 Book chapter)

Knowledge, perceived skills and activities of nursing staff to support oral home care among older domiciliary care clients (2018)
Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Riikka Salmi, Mimmi Tolvanen, Riitta Suhonen, Satu Lahti, Timo Närhi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Läheisen rooli kuntoutumisprosessissa (2018)
Gerontologia
Niina-Marika Vesa, Minna Stolt, Jaana Koskenniemi, Riitta Suhonen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Measuring Individualised Care (2018) Individualized Care : Theory, Measurement, Research and Practice Suhonen R., Lemonidou C.
(
B2 Book chapter)

Missed care: A need for careful ethical discussion (2018)
Nursing Ethics
Suhonen R, Scott PA
(
B1 Journal article)

Miten kohtaan aivoverenkiertohäiriöpotilaan arvokkaasti? (2018)
Neurohoitaja
Rannikko Sunna, Stolt Minna, Suhonen Riitta, Leino-kilpi Helena
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Nurse managers’ perceptions of care environment supporting older people’s ability to function in nursing homes (2018)
Journal of Nursing Management
Suhonen R., Karppinen T., Martín B., Stolt M.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Nurses' perceptions of their foot health: implications for occupational health care. (2018)
Workplace Health and Safety
Stolt M, Miikkola M, Suhonen R, Leino-Kilpi H
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Organisational and individual support for nurses' ethical competence: A cross-sectional survey (2018)
Nursing Ethics
Poikkeus T, Suhonen R, Katajisto J, Leino-Kilpi H
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Other Instruments Measuring Individuality and Related Concepts (2018) Individualized Care : Theory, Measurement, Research and Practice Koskenvuori J., Stolt M., Suhonen R.
(
B2 Book chapter)

Päätöksenteon eettiset kysymykset. (2018)
Vanhustyö
Riitta Suhonen
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Potilaan kunnioittava kohtaaminen jalkaterapiassa (2018)
Podoprintti
Jaana Koskenniemi, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Riitta Suhonen
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)


Last updated on 2019-17-07 at 02:22