I graduated a pediatric nurse in 1998, and I have primarily worked in neonatal care since 2001. I’ve had an interest in family-centered care and neonatal pain for the past decade. I completed my master’s degree studies in 2015 at University of Oulu and wrote my master’s thesis on parental participation in neonatal pain alleviation.
Currently, I am working as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit in Oulu University Hospital. I am involved in several development projects related to family-centered care and pediatric pain. I also act as a content provider in the advanced studies of neonatal nurses.
In the future, my goal is to continue the studies. My research interest is still focused on the neonatal pain, parental participation and family-centered care
1998 Registered Nurse, Oulu Polytechnic
2014 Bachelor of Nursing Science, University of Oulu
2015 Master of Nursing Science, University of Oulu
Palomaa A-K, Korhonen A, Pölkki T (2016). Factors influencing parental participation in neonatal pain alleviation. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31(5): 519 – 527.
Palomaa A-K, Korhonen A, Pölkki T (2016). Vanhempien ehdotuksia vastasyntyneiden kivunhoidon kehittämiseksi sairaalassa: tavoitteena vanhempien osallistumisen edistäminen. (Parents’ suggestions for the development of neonatal pain management in hospitals: aiming at promoting parents’ participation.) Tutkiva Hoitotyö, 14(4): 4 – 11.
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescence, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
Postal address: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescence, Oulu University Hospital, PO Box 23, FI-90029 OYS, Oulu, Finland