The research priorities in the Department of Nursing Science are Promotion of health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan and Effective and human-centred nursing, care and service. The priorities respond for national needs and international challenges in nursing science and support the research priorities by Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu and National Health Plan by Ministry of Social Affairs.
The main target of the research in nursing science at the department is to provide nationally and internationally relevant research for scientific purposes and evidence-based decision making in society. The research at Department is based on multidisciplinary collaboration with national and international key partners.
Promotion of health and wellbeing throughout the life span
The theoretical basis of research in the department of nursing science is on the health promotion committing to understanding that health promotion is a process what aims to enable people to increase control over, and to improve their health. At the department, the research focuses on the supporting individuals and groups health and participation on their own living environments with the contribution by health care professionals.
Effective and human-centred nursing, care and service
At the department the research focuses on the nursing sensitive outcomes for patient-centred care, highlighting safety, quality and efficient nursing, care and service. Development of nursing sensitive outcomes requires professional competences for evidence-based practice and educated leadership
toward systematic development.
EVALUATION OF THE RESEARCH PLAN
The success of the realization of the research plan will be evaluated yearly in relation to publications, PhD and Post Doc projects and success in external funding. In addition, success will be evaluated in research collaboration with key collaborators and contribution for nursing and health care policy.