Pirjo Kaakinen

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The purpose of this article is to describe the piloting of nursing documentation in accordance with the national model in the Oulu University Hospital. The nursing documentation in Finland is based on the nursing process model and Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS). NMDS includes information on nursing diagnoses/needs; interventions, outcomes, patient care(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To determine the factors that predict the quality of patient counselling from the perspective of hospitalised chronically ill adults. BACKGROUND In view of the growing number of adults with chronic diseases and a lack of resources in health care, it would be valuable for healthcare professionals to know which factors result in(More)
AIMS To assess and synthesize the evidence of the effects and safety of non-pharmacological interventions in treating pain in patients with advanced cancer. BACKGROUND Pain is a common symptom experienced by patients with advanced cancer; the treatment of such pain is often suboptimal. To manage it, non-pharmacological interventions are recommended after(More)
BACKGROUND The number of overweight and obese children and adolescents has increased worldwide. Obese children and adolescents need counseling interventions, including technology-based methods, to help them manage their weight by changing their lifestyles. OBJECTIVE To describe technology-based counseling interventions in supporting obese or overweight(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a nurse training intervention on the assessment of patients' care needs in telephone triage at an emergency unit. The objective of this study was to generate information about nurse training that can be utilized when developing telephone triage and health care education. (More)
BACKGROUND Counselling for day surgery patients is one of the core components for a knee or shoulder arthroscopy patient to succeed in self-care. AIM This cross-sectional study examined the quality of counselling given to patients (n = 86) during their day surgery, using the Counselling Quality Instrument (CQI). METHODS The data were analysed using(More)
The structure of nursing documentation in Finland is based on the nursing process model and nursing diagnosis, interventions and outcomes are documented using a standardized nursing terminology. Patient related information is produced and stored in an electronic form at multiple sites. Patient care intensity classification is one of the essential pieces of(More)
BACKGROUND Breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact are the best start for infant life. Breastfeeding ensures the best trajectory for development and growth while preventing many diseases later in life. It is recommended that initial breastfeeding occur during the first hour and that generally exclusive breastfeeding is adopted during the first six months. (More)
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