Mira Rajala

MSc

MSc, University teacher, Doctoral candidate

Biography

The aim of my doctoral research is to develop and implement a patient-centered telephone education intervention for day surgery and evaluate its impact on patients’ experienced health and health care costs.

The importance of telephone education in day surgery has increased significantly. Telephone education should be based on research evidence, but there is insufficient evidence of the current state of day surgery education and its systematic development, information on high-quality and effective proactive telephone education, and patient-centered education. The aim of the research is to meet the challenges related to telephone education and to develop an effective nursing intervention that is patient-centered and supportive of self-care.
 

 

 

Research interests

  • Patient education/counseling
  • Health coaching
  • Effectiveness of education
  • Quality of education
  • Telephone education
  • Experienced health
  • Health care costs

Databases

Social media

Professional and community activities

  • The Academic Board of the Finnish Doctoral Education Network in Nursing Science for 2017-2018, 2020-2021

Research groups

  • HEALTH COACHING/PATIENT COUNSELING (HealthCoach) - RESEARCH GROUP

Selected publications

  • Rajala, Mira; Kaakinen, Pirjo; Fordell, Merja; Kääriäinen, Maria (2018) The quality of patient education in day surgery as evaluated by adult patients. - Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing 33 (2), 177-187 . [Original] [Self-archived]

Projects

EduPal - Palliatiivisen hoitotyön ja lääketieteen koulutuksen monialainen ja työelämälähtöinen kehittäminen

EduPal hanke on Opetus ja kulttuuriministeriön rahoittama korkeakoulutuksen kehittämisen kärkihanke. EduPal hankkeen tavoitteet ovat: