The Concept of Individualised Care

  • Riitta SuhonenEmail author
  • Andreas Charalambous


The conceptual investigation of individualised care includes the meaning attributed to the term, the uses of the concept in nursing literature and the various proposed definitions of the concept found in the nursing literature. This chapter outlines the utilisation of the individualised care concept in nursing science literature but also in some other health disciplines. Furthermore, the development of the concept in regard to its different meanings and definitions used over time will be examined.


Concept Conceptualisation Definition Individualised care Tailoring Healthcare Discipline 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Nursing ScienceUniversity of Turku, Turku University Hospital and City of Turku, Welfare DivisionTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Department of Nursing ScienceCyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus
  3. 3.University of TurkuTurkuFinland

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