Individualized Care

Theory, Measurement, Research and Practice

  • Riitta Suhonen
  • Minna Stolt
  • Evridiki Papastavrou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Riitta Suhonen, Minna Stolt, Evridiki Papastavrou
    Pages 1-3
  3. Theoretical Framework for Individualised Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Michael Igoumenidis, Evridiki Papastavrou, Chryssoula Lemonidou
      Pages 7-15
    3. Riitta Suhonen, Andreas Charalambous
      Pages 27-38
    4. Ann Gallagher, Rueben C. Warren
      Pages 39-51
  4. Research Framework: Measuring Individualised Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Riitta Suhonen, Chryssoula Lemonidou
      Pages 55-64
    3. Minna Stolt, Janika Koskenvuori
      Pages 79-90
    4. Janika Koskenvuori, Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen
      Pages 91-105
  5. Research Evidence: The Delivery of Individualised Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Helena Leino-Kilpi, Sunna Rannikko
      Pages 109-120
    3. Beatriz Rodríguez-Martín
      Pages 121-130
    4. Andreas Charalambous
      Pages 131-139
    5. Maritta Anneli Välimäki, Tella Jemina Lantta
      Pages 141-150
    6. Lena von Koch
      Pages 151-162
    7. Minna Stolt
      Pages 163-169
    8. Evridiki Papastavrou
      Pages 171-183
  6. The Organisational Framework for the Delivery of Individualised Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Minna Stolt, Riitta Suhonen
      Pages 187-194
    3. Riitta Suhonen, Minna Stolt, Andreas Charalambous
      Pages 195-205
    4. Stavros Vryonides, Evridiki Papastavrou
      Pages 217-230
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-232

About this book


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. 


Individuality Nursing science Nursing practice Person-centeredness Nursing care

Editors and affiliations

  • Riitta Suhonen
    • 1
  • Minna Stolt
    • 2
  • Evridiki Papastavrou
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Nursing ScienceUniversity of Turku Department of Nursing ScienceTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Department of Nursing ScienceUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland
  3. 3.Department of NursingCyprus University of Technology Department of NursingCyprusCyprus

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89898-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89899-5
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