Individualised Nursing Care of Operative Surgical Patients

  • Helena Leino-KilpiEmail author
  • Sunna Rannikko


The purpose of this chapter is to describe the nature and implementation of individualised nursing care among surgical patients. The nature of this care is operational, the patient-professional contact is short and the emphasis is on supporting recovery and self-management by educational activities. In this chapter, we first describe the nature of individualised surgical nursing care and then move on to the support of this care.


Individualised care Operative care Surgical nursing care Surgical patient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nursing ScienceUniversity of Turku, Turku University HospitalTurkuFinland

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