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Chapter 1. Introduction E. Papastavrou, R. Suhonen
Chapter 2. Understanding missed care: definitions, conceptualization, evidence and prevalence W. Sermeus, R. Zelenikova, T. Jones, E. Willis, A. Drach-Zahavy
Chapter 3. Does rationing of nursing care presupposes an acceptance of missed care? Philosophical and legal aspectsM. Igoumenides, E. Papastavrou

Chapter 4. Studying missed care: designs, instruments and reporting guidelines W. Sermeus, Alvisa Palese, Michael Simon
Chapter 5. An ethical perspective of nursing care rationing and missed care R. Suhonen, A. Scott, M. Igoumenidis
Chapter 6. Ethics of doing research within the context of missed nursing care K. Halvorsen, HP. DeRuiter, C. Harvey, H. Jerpseth
Chapter 7.Interventions to reduce / limit MISSED CARE – state of the art and future perspectivesD. Ausenhoffer, M. Schubert
Chapter 8. Patient safety education for nurses O. Riklikiene, M. Kirwan
Chapter 9: Good management and clinical leadership for better patient outcomesRaul Cordeiro, Cristobal Rengel-Diaz, Clare Harvey

Chapter 10. Synergies during the RANCARE Project: opportunities for networking and establishment of collaborationsGeorge Efstathiou, E. Papastavrou
Chapter 11. Conclusions and the way forewordE. Papastavrou, R. Suhonen

About the Author

Dr. Evridiki Papastavrou is an Associate Professor at the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Nursing and currently is the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and the Chair of the Cost Action RANCARE. She has a long experience as an Educator, Chair of the Cyprus Regulatory body for Nursing and Midwifery, Chair of the Department of Nursing, Chair of the Cyprus University of Technology Ethics Committee, member of the Cyprus National Bioethics committee and consultant to the development and evaluation of the Nursing Curriculums of several Universities in Cyprus as well as a mission member of experts of the TAIEX (A European body Technical Assistance and Information Exchange). Dr. Papastavrou is a recipient of 20 major research grants from the European Union, the World Health Organisation and other international and national funding bodies and organisations. Her research interest focuses on two main directions: a) the aspect of care as a multidimensional and complex phenomenon and b) the effects of care of chronically ill patients on their family carers, especially in dementia care. Her work also involves research in related areas such as nursing management and nursing education, and she has been the national coordinator of EU funded projects related to e-health literacy among nurses and care workers, the care of the elderly, the use of technology in the care of the elderly, and the Network on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living.  Dr. Papastavrou has a record of more than 5000 citations and 200 publications indexed in Google Scholar, with an h-index 36, i10-index 64 until January 2021. She also has published book chapters and articles in national scientific journals. Her educational activities include teaching at the Bachelor, Master’s, and Doctoral program (Nursing Fundamentals, Introduction to Nursing science, Ethical and Legal issues in Nursing, Nursing Philosophy and Research).


Dr. Riitta Suhonen is PhD, RN and Professor in Nursing Science in the University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science and has a speciality in older people nursing science (Gerontological Nursing Science). She is FEANS (European Academy of Nursing Science, board member). She is the Director of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing Science (DPNurs) in UTU and the Vice Head of the Department of Nursing Science. She has a part-time position of Nursing Director in the Turku University Hospital and City of Turku, Welfare Division since 2016. Formerly, she has worked as a quality and development manager in a health care district, and as a ward manager and registered nurse in surgical care unit providing an understanding of the healthcare systems. She is experienced in leading and participating in international cross-cultural studies and currently is a co-researcher in many projects. She is a leader of the research programme called "Older Individuals' Health, Nursing and Services“ which develops new knowledge and understanding of individual’s health, nursing care and complex service systems for older individuals from the viewpoints of older individuals, professionals and organizations. Dr. Suhonen has been a principal investigator and coordinator of the Individualized Care Project since 2002, which evaluates the realisation of individuality in patients’ care from the point of view of patients and nurses in different clinical fields including national and international parts. This project resulted in the Individualised Care Scale instrument, which has been translated and adapted for use in more than 30 countries. She is also the co-head of the research programme in UTU called “Ethical Healthcare and Nursing”. Other research topics are nursing education and nursing management. She has expertise in older people nursing care, individualized care, care environment, management and leadership, ethics, self-management of older people, and support of independence of older people. She has published more than 230 scientific peer-reviewed articles and over 100 other scientific publications or book chapters. 

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