Learning and Competence of Empowering Patient Education
Research focuses on nursing students’ and nurses’ competence in empowering patient education. In this field, computer simulation program of empowering discourse has been developed, tested and evaluated in nursing education. The simulation program is further tested in developing nurses’ competence in empowering discourse. Also an instrument to evaluate nurses’ competence in empowering patient education has been developed and it will be tested and validated nationally and internationally.
In this field, the evaluation of the educational competence of nurses is also connected with the ProComp -project, measured by Nurse Competence Scale (Meretoja 2004). In this part, the educational competence is analysed among graduating nursing students, and in the early years of career. This part is collaborative between six European countries, and coordinated by the University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science. Professional Competence in Nursing