The Mission of the Research Programme of the Department of Nursing Science is to produce research knowledge (basic / applied) about health promotion practices and their impact in community care and in patient care, and in developing health promotion and health service environments.

The research at the Department of Nursing Science focuses on both to develop the knowledge base of nursing science and to apply the knowledge to renew the practices in health care. The priorities in European and global health policies are taken account in Research Programme at the Department of Nursing Science.

The research focuses on:

  • the health related questions of individuals, families and communities in different contexts and cultures,
  • basic values and knowledge in nursing and health promotion,
  • the development of health service structures, the impact of nursing and health promotion activities.

A special interest is on intervention studies in health promotion and in clinical nursing environment, where working methods and models as well as instruments for assessing nursing sensitive outcomes and quality of care, are tested. The research is carried out in research groups that are multidisciplinary and international.

More information on personnel's research areas can be found via Contacts page.