Digitaaliset Kanta-palvelut kansalaisten ja terveydenhuollon rajapinnassa

Digitalisaation myötä sähköisten sovellusten ja palveluiden käyttö on lisääntynyt. Voimme ladata älylaitteisiimme monenlaisia sovelluksia, joilla voimme seurata omaa aktiivisuuttamme, nukkumistamme, kulkureittejämme, saliohjelmaamme, varata lasten päivähoitoaikoja, vastata kyselyihin, kirjoitella blogeja, varata ajan hiustenleikkuuseen tai lääkärille, viestitellä ystävien kanssa, puhua videopuheluita, lukea sähköposteja ja päivän lehdet, maksaa laskut, katsoa elokuvia tai kuunnella äänikirjoja. Myös yhteys terveyspalveluihin on pyritty tekemään mahdollisimman helpoksi ja saavutettavaksi riippumatta siitä missä fyysisesti olet.

Kuva: Digitalisaation välineitä. Pixabay.

Hyvä esimerkki sähköisestä terveydenhuollon palvelusta on Kanta-palvelut. Kanta on Kansanterveyslaitoksen (KELA) ylläpitämä sähköinen terveydenhuollon valtakunnallinen tietojärjestelmäpalvelu potilastietojen, lääkereseptien ja terveydenhuollon suostumusten ja kieltojen ylläpitämiseen (THL). Laki sosiaali- ja terveydenhuollon asiakastietojen sähköisestä käsittelystä velvoittaa julkiset terveydenhuollon toimijat tallentamaan potilastiedot valtakunnallisesti keskitettyyn arkistoon (Finlex). Kanta mahdollistaa niin terveydenalan ammattilaisille hyvän työvälineen kansalaisen hoidossa kuin kansalaisen omien terveystietojen seuraamisen. Kanta-palveluiden tarkoituksena on edistää hoidon jatkuvuutta ja potilasturvallisuutta mahdollistamalla kansalaisten ajantasaisten tutkimus-, lääkitys- ja hoitotietojen saatavuuden kaikissa hoitotilanteissa (Kanta, THL). Jotta potilastietojen siirtämistä terveydenhuollon yksiköiden välillä voidaan hyödyntää, on kansalaisen annettava tietojen siirtoon lupa OmaKanta-palvelussa. (STM).

Kanta-palvelut sisältävät kansalaisten käyttöön tarkoitetun OmaKanta-osion. OmaKanta toimii rajapintana kansalaisen ja ammattilaisen välillä. OmaKannasta kansalainen voi lukea omaan terveydenhoitoon liittyviä kirjauksia, reseptejä sekä laboratorio- ja röntgentuloksia. OmaKannan kautta on mahdollista pyytää reseptin uusimista, tallentaa oma hoitotahto ja elinluovutustahto, antaa suostumus omien tietojen luovuttamiseen tai kieltää luovuttaminen, antaa suostumus reseptitietojen luovuttamiseen toiselle Euroopan maan apteekille sekä selata omia hyvinvointitietoja. OmaKannan hyvinvointitietoihin voi tallentaa myös omia terveys- ja hyvinvointitietojaan eri sovelluksista. (Kanta: OmaKanta)

OmaKannan hyvinvointitiedot ovat vielä toistaiseksi pelkästään kansalaisen omassa käytössä Omatietovarannossa. Omatietovarantoon voi tallentaa tietoja Kanta-palveluiden hyväksymien kolmansien osapuolten tarjoamilla hyvinvointisovelluksilla. Näitä voivat olla esimerkiksi mobiililaitteissa toimiva sovellus tai internetin palvelupohjainen sovellus kuten oirearviokysely. Omatietovarantoon voidaan tallentaa tulevaisuudessa myös mittalaitteiden antamia tuloksia laitevalmistajien omien sovellusten kautta esimerkiksi verensokerimittarista. (Kanta: Hyvinvointitiedot)

Kanta-palvelut antavat paljon kokonaisvaltaista tietoa terveydenhoidon ammattilaiselle kansalaisen hoitamisessa, mikäli kansalainen antaa tähän luvan tietojensa siirtämiseen hoitoyksiköiden välillä. On monessa tilanteessa tärkeää tietää asiakkaan historia hoitotoimenpiteitä ja lääkitystä suunniteltaessa. Yhtenäisen terveydenhoidon potilastietokannan avulla ammattilaisten päällekkäinen työ saadaan minimiin ja terveydenhuollon resurssit kohdennettua parhaiten sekä ammattilaisten että kansalaisten hyväksi. Kanta-palveluiden OmaKanta ja Omatietovaranto osallistavat myös kansalaisia itseään kiinnostumaan ja seuraamaan omaa terveyttään ja hyvinvointiaan. Tämän uskotaan lisäävän motivaatiota oman hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämiseen.

Hyvinvointikoordinaattorin työssä on oleellista tuntea digitalisoinnin tuomat haasteet, jotta hyvinvoinnin ja terveydenedistämistyö voitaisiin suunnitella ja kohdentaa oikein. Olisikohan mahdollista tulevaisuudessa saada Kanta-palveluista ja hyvinvointisovellusten käytöstä hyödynnettyä tilastotietoa alueellisesti hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämistyön suunnitteluun? Miten kuntalaisia voi kannustaa oman hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen seurantaan. Tunnemmeko tarpeeksi digitalisaation tuomat tietosuojahaasteet? Siinäpä pohtimista myös hyvinvointikoordinaattorille.

Kanta-tietoa kansalaisille esite on ladattavissa suomeksi osoitteesta: https://www.kanta.fi/documents/20143/141748/Kanta_esite_FI_148x210_LOW.pdf/82071a29-6bf2-047c-0648-a24e85573fd2

OmaKannasta on myös olemassa verkkokoulu osoitteessa: https://www.kanta.fi/omakanta-verkkokoulu/#/?_k=zmd0yy

OmaKannan Omatietovarannon esittelymateriaali osoitteessa: https://www.kanta.fi/documents/20143/91486/Omatietovarannon+esittely.pdf/dc72f792-65cb-c913-cdd3-5bd7e931bf20

http://www.socom.fi/kansa-koulu/materiaali/

http://www.socom.fi/kansa-koulu/oppilaitosyhteistyo-materiaali/

Lukemasi blogiteksti on tehty yhdessä hyvinvointikoordinaattori, YAMK-opiskelija Sanna Torvisen kanssa. Blogiteksti liittyy hyvinvointikoordinaattoriryhmän opintojaksoon Hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen menetelmät (10 op). Opintojaksolla analysoidaan mm. digitaalisaation hyötyjä ja haittoja hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämistyössä. Opiskelijat kirjoittavat ammatillisen blogitekstin, josta Sannan kirjoitus on hyvä esimerkki. Lisätietoja saat Savonian nettisivustolta www.savonia.fi.

Kirjoittajat:

Sanna Torvinen. Hyvinvointikoordinaattori YAMK –opiskelija, Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

Pirjo Turunen, lehtori, Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

 

Lähteet:

THL Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos, 2018. Saatavissa: https://thl.fi/fi/web/tiedonhallinta-sosiaali-ja-terveysalalla/kanta-palvelut

Finlex Laki sosiaali-ja terveydenhuollon asiakastietojen sähköisestä käsittelystä. 2007. Saatavissa: https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/2007/20070159

Kanta. Tiedot Kannassa, 2019. Saatavissa: https://www.kanta.fi/tiedot-kannassa

Kanta: OmaKanta, 2020. Saatavissa: https://www.kanta.fi/omakanta

Kanta: Hyvinvointitiedot, 2019. Saatavissa: https://www.kanta.fi/hyvinvointitiedot

STM Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö, 2016. Digitalisaatio terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin tukena, Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriön digitalisaatiolinjaukset 2025. Saatavissa: http://julkaisut.valtioneuvosto.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/75526/JUL2016-5-hallinnonalan-ditalisaation-linjaukset-2025.pdf

Vaikuttavaa strategiatyötä kuntaan soveltavan liikunnan keinoin

Hyvinvointikoordinaattori- opiskelija Anne Kivivuori kirjoittaa: ”Suljen silmäni. Näen joukon energisiä, iloisia ja yhteensulautuneita ihmisiä pelaamassa frisbeegolfia Savivuoren kauniissa maisemissa Pohjoisessa Keski-Suomessa, Viitasaarella ja samoin myös Pihtiputaan Ritovuorella. Mukana on aikuisia ja lapsia, eläkeläisiä, kehitysvammaisia, autistisia, selkäänsä sairastavia, mielenterveyskuntoutujia sekä monta muuta liikkumiskyvyltään erilaista ihmistä kunnan järjestämässä tapahtumassa. Havahdun todellisuuteen. Avaan silmäni ja lähden pohtimaan, mitä pitäisi tehdä, jotta edellinen haavekuvani voisi toteutua.”

Vaikuttavuutta etsimässä
”Kun pohditaan, miksi ehkäisevä työ on tärkeää, on syytä ensin kuvata se haaste, johon se vastaa…” (ks. Ahvenainen 2017). Yhteiskunnallisesti merkittävänä toimenpiteenä on kehittää soveltavaa liikuntaa, jonka kohderyhmään perinteisen käsityksen mukaan kuuluvat ikääntyvät, pitkäaikaissairaat ja vammaiset. Miksi sitten soveltavan liikunnan kehittämistyö näyttää pysähtyneen?

Hannu Itkonen, Kati Lehtonen ja Outi Aarresola (2018) toteavatkin selvityksessään, että soveltavan liikunnan strategiatyö on vielä puutteellista ja pirstaleista sekä tarvittava poikkisektorinen yhteistyö ei kaikissa tapauksissa kohtaa. Yhteiskuntamme on siirtynyt liiaksi korjaavaan työhön ennaltaehkäisevän työn sijaan. Kun hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen strateginen työ on kunnossa, myös palvelutarpeet ovat usein kunnossa (ks. Ahvenainen 2017). Korjaavan työn kustannukset uhkaavat nousta pilviin ja ollaan tilanteessa, jossa pyritään vaan ehkäisemään lisähaittojen syntyä (ks. Ahvenainen 2017). On tärkeää, että kunnissa osataan ennakoida tulevaa muun muassa hyvinvointikertomusten avulla ja tehdä vaikuttavia, strategisia toimenpiteitä jo varhaisessa vaiheessa.

Alla on kuvattu muutamia seikkoja, antavat tukea soveltavan liikunnan ennaltaehkäisevän työn merkitykseen:

1. Ikääntymisen kasvu

Jos emme puutu kasvavaan ikääntyvien määrään terveyden edistämisen ja osallisuuden  vahvistamisen sekä aktiivisen kansalaisuuden näkökulmasta, Suomen hoitolaitoksissa asuu ja jonottaa niihin pääsyä entistä laajempi joukko mahdollisesti entistä huonommassa kunnossa olevia ikääntyviä
työvoimapula seuraa jo itsessään laajaa eläköitymistä; riittävätkö enää työntekijät hoitamaan heikkokuntoisia ikääntyviä?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Säännöllistä, kaksi kertaa viikkoon tapahtuvaa voimaharjoittelua suositellaan ikääntyville (ks. WHO 2019). Kuva: Viitaseudun opiston ikääntyvien kuntosaliryhmä.

2. Liikkumattomuus ilmiönä

kasvattaa riskiä pitkäaikaissairauksiin jo nuoresta alkaen ja sen myötä soveltavan liikunnan piiri voi laajentua, jota voidaan kuitenkin liikkumisella ja terveellisillä elämäntavoilla estää. tuore Yle: n julkaisema kyykkyuutinen, jonka mukaan 2000- luvun lapset eivät pääse kunnolla kyykkyyn, osoittaa karua kieltä lasten ja nuorten liikunnan puutteista, joilla on alentavaa vaikutusta terveyttä edistävän liikunnan toteuttamiseen (ks. Koski 2019).

                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

”90 asteen kyykyssä lapsi usein myös kaatuu selälleen sen takia, ettei hänellä ole riittävästi keskivartalon hallintaa tai jalkojen lihasvoimaa hallitsemaan asentoa. Liikkuvuusongelmat vaikuttavat varmasti myös liikkumisen mielekkyyteen. Tämä voi näkyä jatkossa liikuntamäärissä.” (ks. Koski 2019.)

3. Yhdenvertaisuuden korostaminen nyky-yhteiskunnassa:

nyky-yhteiskunnassa tavoitellaan yhdenvertaisuutta, eriarvoisuuden kaventumista ja heikompiosaisten tukemista muun muassa inklusoidun eli kaikille yhteisen toiminnan avulla (ks. Itkonen ym. 2018). Jos tämä on linjattu laajasti tavoitteeksi, eikö olisi jo aika ryhtyä konkreettisiin toimiin?
Kun puhutaan joukosta, jolla on heikoimmat mahdollisuudet toteuttaa liikuntaa itse, kunnan tehtävä on vaikuttavalla strategiatyöllä mahdollistaa soveltavan liikunnan piiriin kuuluville mahdollisuus terveyden edistämiseen. Jos edeltäviin asioihin puututaan pitkäjänteisellä strategiatyöllä, on mahdollista, että vuosien päästä kunnilla on toimiva soveltavan liikunnan konsepti tukemassa alueensa lakisääteistä hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen työtä ja samalla vaikuttamassa terveydenhuollon menoihin alenevasti.

Liikunnalla kaksi kärpästä yhdellä iskulla

Terveyden edistämisellä tarkoitetaan tavoitteellista toimintaa, jolla pyritään parantamaan ihmisten mahdollisuuksia oman ja ympäristönsä terveydestä huolehtimiseen sekä sairauksien ehkäisyyn (ks. Karvonen ym. 2017).

Osallisuudella tarkoitetaan oman elämän vaikuttamismahdollisuuksia erilaisissa elämäntilanteissa ja sitä, että ihmisellä on käytettävissä aineellisia mahdollisuuksia kuten käytettävissä oleva raha ja aineettomia mahdollisuuksia kuten luovuus hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden ylläpitämiseen ja edistämiseen (ks. Isola ym. 2017).

Mikä voisi olla parempaa terveyden edistämistä ja osallisuuden vahvistumista kuin liikuntaryhmät? Etenkin soveltavan liikunnan ryhmissä iloinen yhdessä tekeminen on varmasti yhtä tärkeää kuin kehon liikuttelukin. Tämä tarjoaa myös kunnalliseen toimintaan kustannustehokkaan näkökannan usean ihmisen saadessa yhtäaikaisesti sekä terveyden edistämistä että osallisuuden vahvistumista, joka kannattaa strategiatyössä huomioida soveltavan liikunnan liikuntaryhmien perustamisen, niiden jatkuvuuden ja lisäämisen näkökannasta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vesiliikuntaryhmät kokoavat ihmiset viikoittain yhteen liikkumaan ja vaihtamaan kuulumisia. Kuva: Viitaseudun opiston ikääntyvien vesijumpparyhmä.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Osallisuutta vaalien! Kuva: Viitaseudun opiston Toimintakeskus Kaislan liikuntaryhmä.

Palaan vielä Annen haavematkaan. ”Ehkä haavematkani on lähellä toteutua, mutta siihen tarvitaan ensin vaikuttavaa, strategista ja ennaltaehkäisevää kehittämistyötä ja päätöksentekoa konkreettisten tekojen toteutumiseksi kunnalliselta tasolta esimerkiksi kohdennetuilla oman alan ohjelmilla. Viitasaari ja Pihtipudas saavat ensimmäisen yhteisen soveltavan liikunnan liikuntaohjelman YAMK -opinnäytetyönä tehtynä, joka toivottavasti antaa mallia muillekin pienille kunnille toteuttaa vaikuttavaa kunnallista strategiatyötä. Suomea on pidetty korkeanluokan hyvinvointivaltiona. Jos haluamme säilyttää aseman, strateginen, ennaltaehkäisevä vaikuttavuustyö on saatava nousuun. Hukkaamme jo liikaa resursseja korjaavaan työhön, joka on helpompi budjetoida, kun ongelmat jo oikeasti näkyvät. Jäädään innolla odottamaan, saadaanko ennaltaehkäisevä hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen työ kunnallisen työn keskiöön!”

Kirjoittajat:
Anne Kivivuori Hyvinvointikoordinaattori YAMK –opiskelija, Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu
Riitta Turjamaa, lehtori, Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu
Pirjo Turunen, lehtori, Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu
Kirjoittajan opinnäytetyö ”Wiitaunionin soveltavan liikunnan liikuntaohjelma vuosille 2020- 2022” on julkaistu Theseuksessa.

Lähteet:
AHVENAINEN, Janette 2017. Neljän tuulen ehkäisevä työ on kustannustehokasta toimintaa. Varhaisen tunnistamisen ja lisähaittojen ehkäisyn tärkeys korjaavissa palveluissa. THL. [Viitattu 2019-11-19.] Saatavissa: https://www.innokyla.fi/documents/5038107/00388122-8727-43cb-b1f8-10ef8143617d
ITKONEN, Hannu, LEHTONEN, Kati ja AARRESOLA, OUTI 2018. Tutkimuskatsaus liikuntapoliittisen selonteon tausta-aineistoksi. VLN. [Viitattu 2019-11-19.] Saatavissa: https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/60938
KARVONEN, Sakari, KESTILÄ, Laura ja MÄKI-OPAS, Tomi (toim.) 2017. Terveyssosiologian linjoja. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.
KOSKI, Petteri 2019. Alle 16 -vuotiaat eivät enää pääse kyykkyyn – edes urheiluharrastus ei pelasta: ”Arki on tehty niin helpoksi”. Yle. Antti-Jussi Korhonen (toim.). [Viitattu 2019-11-18.] Saatavissa: https://yle.fi/uutiset/3-11065687
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Hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen menetelmien ketterät kokeilut esittelyssä 15.11.2019 Savonian Microkadun kampuksella

Hyvinvointikoordinaattori (YAMK) opintoihin kuuluvan opintojakson Hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen menetelmät (10 op) aikana opiskelijat kehittelivät ja kokeilivat omissa työyhteisössään ja/tai verkostoissaan erilaisia hyvinvointia ja terveyttä edistäviä menetelmiä. Näitä työmenetelmien kokeiluja ja näiden kokeilujen tuloksia esiteltiin Savonia AMK:n Microkadun kampuksella 15.11.2019.

Toimintapäivän tavoitteena oli toiminnallisten pisteiden kautta saada aikaan keskustelua hyvinvoinnin ja terveyden edistämisen menetelmistä. Työmenetelmien esittelytapahtuma järjestettiin pop- up-tyyppisenä ja toiminnallisia työpisteitä oli useita. Esillä olivat mm. toiminnalliset esittelyt ja harjoitteet sekä elämänhallintaa ja hyvinvointi kehittävien ja mittaavien toimintojen esittely.  

Kuva 1-2: Opiskelijoita toimintapisteellä päivän aikana

Iso merkitys työpajan onnistumisella oli meidän sisäänheittäjillämme, jotka houkuttelivat kävijöitä tasaiseen tahtiin onnistuneesti. Mindfulness-harjoitteet ja liikkuvuustestit olivat selkeästi toisten vierailijoiden kiinnostuksen kohde. Monet tapahtumassa vierailleet halusivat päästä konkreettisesti kokeilemaan asioita.

Päivän aikana esiteltiin esimerkiksi erilaisia palvelu- ja elintapaohjauksen menetelmiä, joita oltiin toteutettu vuoden aikana 2019 eri työpaikoilla. Esittelyssä olivat Päiväntasaajan ja aikuissosiaalityön asiakkaille suunnattu Ruokaisa-kurssi, MiePä popup ehkäisevän päihde- ja mielenterveystyön menetelmä peruskoululaisille, Vaalijalan Varkauden yksikön palvelutarjotin sekä PAKKA-toimintamalli alkoholi-, tupakka- ja rahapelihaittojen ehkäisyyn. Toimintapiste keräsikin mukavasti menetelmistä kiinnostuneita. Esimerkiksi sokerinäyttely, arvonta ja havainnollistavat nettisovellutukset nuuskan ja tupakan vaikutuksista elimistöön sekä ikärajavalvonnasta innostivat yleisöä. Arvonnassa onnekkaita palkittiin villasukilla, lapasilla ja makeisilla. Tapahtuman tähtihetkiä olivat yhdessä toteuttaminen ja monipuoliset ajatustenvaihdot niin ryhmäläisten kuin osallistujen kesken.

Kuva 2. Palvelutarjotin

Mikä parasta, keskusteluja heräsi ja näiden keskustelujen pohjalta saatiin omiin töihimme hyviä kehitysideoitakin. Osaa kysyttiin myös pitämään omasta aiheestaan oppitunteja. Eräs opiskelijan kanssa käyty keskustelu jäi mieleemme hyvin. Hänen kanssaan keskusteltiin juuri kykyviisarista ja samalla kerrottiin meidän hyvinvointikoordinaattorin koulutuslinjasta. Hän kiteytti hienosti meidän seminaarin ja koulutuksen idean yhteen virkkeeseen.  ”Teidän koulutus ja tuleva työ kuulostaa olevan ennakoivaa ja tulevaisuuteen suuntautuvaa. Annetaan ihmisille tukea, mahdollisuuksia ja työkaluja edistää omaa terveyttä ja hyvinvointia.”

Opiskelijat totesivat päivän jälkeen ”Saimme ideoita miten vastaavaa tapahtumaa voisi jatkossa kehittää. 🙂 Saimme paljon positiivista palautetta kävijöiltä tapahtuman järjestämisestä sekä osallistumista myös kiitollisuuden aiheiden löytymiseen ja ajatuksia läheisten/naapureiden hyvinvoinnin lisäämiseksi”.

Kirjoittajat:

Hyvinvointikoordinaattori (YAMK) ryhmä: TYKO18SY

Marjo Heikkinen, lehtori Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

Pirjo Turunen, lehtori, Savonia- ammattikorkeakoulu

 

 

Study tour to Brussels in Septemer 2019

We were excited to see beautiful and warm Bryssel city, but unfortunately it wasnt like that. Mostly of days there were rains and cloudy. We came to Bryssel different days. On monday there were nice weather, over 20 degrees. Part of group stayed at hotel and others were staying at AirBnb apartment.
Day 1 : First program day in our scedule was meeting in European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EESC has 350 Members from all EU Member States, who has a huge range of professional and social backgrounds. Membership is divided into three groups, representing ”Employers”, ”Workers” and ” Various Interests” (farmers, the professions, and consumers etc.). Man called Pasi Moisio presented to us their work here in Bryssel. They prepare suggestions to European comission. Also they have to network with many participants. Finland is so small country that networking is very important. He was speaking in finnish so it was easy to ask whatever we wanted.

In the afternoon we had presentation in European parliament. Young and excited woman told us how everything works in that house. We supposed to have appointment with MEP (Member of European Parliament) Elsi Katainen, but unfortunately she was too busy to meet us. Her assistant Taru Jokinen told us what is it like to work with MEPʼs. Taru described that she made open application to Elsi and got that job!

At the end of the day we had opportunity to see how it looks like in chamber. We took many pictures but we didn’t saw Teuvo in that house 🙁

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1. EU parliament from outside. (Utta Kolehmainen)

Day 2: In the morning we took the train to Gent. Two nice woman was expecting to us in the Gent station. Inga is manager of old peoples house and Marin works in school, she is teaching at secondary school.

In program was planned that we go to psychiatric clinic but quickly we noticed that we were at museum area. Man who has worked there 37 years showed us to many historical treatments in psychiatric illnesses. It was interesting but quite shocking. Many treatments was like that in Finland in that time, like lobotomy. ´Kuppaus´ was one of those similar treatment what we also use nowadays in Finland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 2. Gent museum. (Heli Nissinen)

Day 3 First in the morning we met Kari Aalto how works at the Eastern and Northern Finland European Office. He told that there are many differences between western and eastern Finland how we can get money from EU to projects. Northern and eastern Finland are in special position. In that work is important to inform. In lunch time many of students started to getting ready for coming back to Finland.

In the afternoon the rest of us traveled by train to KU Leuven University. KU Leuven has been selected as Europe’s most innovative university for four consecutive years. It has the opportunity to study a wide variety of disciplines and there are almost a hundred programs in English.

In auditory we got presentation from different ages social benefits. We regonised many similarities between Belgium and Finland. Difference between Belgium and Finland is that in Belgium it is possible that you don’t get any benefits from the covermount! Its like lottery what kind of social worker you can have. So there may have differences’ between workers.

Picture 3. KU Leuven (Utta Kolehmainen)

Traveling often hurts and happens, and this trip was no exception. On the way to Leuven experienced Brussels visitors Pirjo and Riitta were lost and could not find the train station, while our students were already waiting for the train at the right train station. Finally our whole group was on the right train, but with the Savo dialect ”eessuntaas” tickets going to the wrong Leuven. Fortunately, the ticket inspector did not throw us off the train, even though we had learned it with great skill. The laughter roared on the train and we live with those laughter for at least 100 years.

The best part of that journey was see how European parliament works, everything is quit slowly and hierarchy. Founder countries like France, Germany, Spain and Great Britain with or without brexit told another EU how it rolls. Small countries like Finland doesn’t have so must to say about decisions.

This blogpost is part of the welfare coordinator students (Master Degree Studies) study module Working and Studying in International Environment. The focus of this study module is that the students can strengthen their communicative skills and professional experience in an international learning environment and learn effectively as a team member in another cultural environment. You can read more www.savonia.fi.

Authors:
Utta Kolehmainen, TYKO18SY, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Jonna Martikainen, TYKO18SY, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Hanna Venäläinen, TYKO18SY, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Riitta Turjamaa, Senior Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences
Pirjo Turunen, Senior Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

References:
https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/members-groups
https://www.kuleuven.be/english/why-choose-kuleuven.html

Do digital services promote well-being?

Study trip to Brussels 23.-27.9.2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Parliament. Picture: Heli Nissinen

Does the digital services promote of well-being?

The books of the library are borrowed from the machine, doors are opened with electrical codes, purchases are paid to the self-service cash desk, food is ordered from the display board, metro tickets are bought at the vending machine, newspapers are read from the tablet and feedback is provided digitally on the device “happy or not”. The banks, food supply, electric, water, telecommuniacation, logistics, transport and health care need digitalisation to work. Whether digitalisation is a threat or an opportunity? Is it the earning factor of the future and promotion of the welfare?

Digitalisation causes fast and big changes to people´s everyday tasks. Communication does not depend on time and place anymore. The period of the fast communication brings challenges to age classes who behave differently. For example, electronic communication channels and social media offer possibilities, which are still out of reach of people. Correspondingly, some people check their letterboxes infrequently. After all, the changes brought by digitalisation have brought both challenges and relief to everyday life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiina is in the meeting to Finland. Picture: Heli Nissinen

In this blog text we report our observation in course Working and studying the international environment, experience based in Brussels, the European capital. As we visit in the European Commission, we learn that it is up to the commission to examine digital changes, perspective of promoting equality for example. Pasi Moisio, who works in the Economic and Social Commission, said “available digitalisation is a good slave but a bad host”. We think this idea is a great illustration of digitalisation from many different perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

European Commission. Picture: Heli Nissinen

Digitalisation has enabled people-to-people interaction around the clock and globally. Communication is easier, faster and more automatic than ever before. Digitalisation has change services, enabled innovations in the business world and to become a part of everyday life. On the other hand, digitalisation will certainly also lead to inequalities in people’s daily lives.

For example, the ability of visually impaired people to use touch screens is very limited. For example, when we were in Brussels, we bought all public transport tickets machines. We visited a restaurant where food could only be ordered via vending machine and pay by card. We were also amazed that in the European parliament vote sometimes manually, although electronic system is to be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiina is ordering food. Picture: Heli Nissinen

Interaction refers to the mutual communication between two or more people. Interaction can be, for example, words, speech, gestures, expressions, sounds, or even gazes. Interaction with digitalisation is different. Interaction is about typing, emoticons, pictures or even videos. The actual encounter and presence is missing. This even will lead to future generations no longer being able to communicate face to face.

In Brussels, we discovered that interaction skills varied much in people working in service sector. For example, employees working in subway station where we purchased out tickets were sitting in their bubble offices. We felt that it was difficult to ask for help. On the other hand asking for help from people on the street was easy. We asked forguidance using Google maps. It was really helped us to communicate and get help and guidance.

The renewal of data and privacy regulations started in 2012. It had been left behind, and did not meet the standards and needs of global it environment. Goal for renewal was to add privacy as basic human right. Other goals were development of digital trade and prevention of crime and terrorism. We discovered that in kiosks postal parcels were lying in counters for everyone to see. We wondered why privcy issues were not taken to account in parcel transportation.

Regardless of numerous observations of digitalization we discovered that our European capital was not as developed as we thought it would have been. We hope that garbage disposal system would be in better order the next time we visit the capital of Europe. In example digital trash bins might be part of the solution. There should not be garbage lying on the streets in digitalization era.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garbage bags thrown into the street. Garbage is collected wedneysday and friday. Picture: Heli Nissinen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One junk machine was found. Picture: Heli Nissinen

As a Finnish, we appreciate clean and beautiful nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park next to EU Parliament. Picture: Heli Nissinen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Picture: Heli, Minna, Tiina, Sirkku ja Petra. Picture: Petra Karvonen

Thanks for the trip. GOOD WORK OUR TEAM!

This blogpost is part of the welfare coordinator students (Master Degree Studies) study module Working and Stydying in International Environment. The focus of this study module is that the students can strengthen their communicative skills and professional experience in an international learning environment and learn effectively as a team member in another cultural environment. You can read more www.savonia.fi.

Authors:

Heli Nissinen, TYKO18SY, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Minna Roschier, TYKO18SY, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Tiina Mäkiranta, TYKO18SY, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Sirkku Kumpulainen, TYKO18SY, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Petra Karvonen, TYKO18SY, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Riitta Turjamaa, Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Pirjo Turunen, Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

How does, a world championship of wife carrying, effects on small municipalitys well-being.

I have done some research on the history of wife carrying event. It has long roots and has a huge impact on residents of Sonkajärvi. Now I try to list a few of these things, that increase well-being of municipality.

  1. Money, money… MONEY!

Money, money… MONEY! Picture: Kimmo Tirri.

Of course, first thing, that comes in mind is money. It runs everything and usually it is only thing that counts, when you estimate, if event is successfull. In Sonkajärvi, the main event, is not profitable financially, but it brings thousand of tourist and participants, who buys services from local entrepreneurs. The event itself has nowdays +/- 0 profit. If municipality wants to increase profits, they need to develop the event. That means, that they have to invest money on it and that increases the risk of losing money. One interesting thing about wife carrying is, that China would be interested in hosting the event. In China, there is thousands of sports enthusiasts and probably they could have the support of goverment behind it. It probably means, that China could pay big money for the rights to the event. If every other year, the event would be in China, Sonkajärvi could have good compensation and organizes a qualifying race only. The prize, for the winners, could be a trip to the Chinese Games.

2. Identity of municipality

If Sonkajärvi did not have this event, would it be in the media every year? Not a chance! Journalists from all over the world are coming to do the story, about the event. It determines what kind of image people will get from Sonkajärvi. It has a great story behind it and the residents of Sonkajärvi are very proud of the event. Sure, a municipality is much more than a home to wife carrying, but quite a few things would put the municipality in the same spotlight.

Photo: https://eukonkanto.fi/gallery/folder/eukonkanto-2019/)

 

3. Togetherness

Every year, residents and entrepreneurs put together a great event. Country fair, karaoke contest, Tonkkumi-competition and other additional spices from the past, have made the event.

”We can do it”-spirit has helped cope with setbacks. But reality is, that the event has been done with the same formula for 25 years and needs renewal. When time past, changes are taking place in the organization, so a new perspective is available.

Associations also contribute to the event and are vital to the success of the event.

Photo: https://eukonkanto.fi/gallery/folder/eukonkanto-2019/)

4. Something to do and wait for.

One big wellbeing contributor is the event itself. It is the place, where everyone, regardless of age, gather around to have fun and meet friends, maybe the only time in the whole year. It has been around, for so long,that many younger people, do not remember the time, when the best weekend of the summer, was not in place. It has build memories and many people have found love in the event. It has offered a chance to meet the love of your life or maybe just a summer romance. But I don’t know better a better way to increase well-being than finding love, even short-term.

Photo: https://eukonkanto.fi/gallery/folder/eukonkanto-2014

 

This blogipost is part of the welfare coordinator students (Master Degree Studies) study module Working and Stydying in International Environment. The focus of this stydy module is that the students can strengthen their communicative skills and professional experience in an international learning environment and learn effectively as a team member in another cultural environment. You can read more www.savonia.fi.

Authors:

Kimmo Tirri, TYKO18SY

Riitta Turjamaa, Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Pirjo Turunen, Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Javelin Carnival – international health promotion at the real life

Experiences of Javelin Carnival in June 2019.

Day 1

First day in javelin carnival start on sunny day. In the morning I was with international group, when they had a throw exercise. The British team is in the javelin carnival every year and that is the group which I worked with all the carnival. Their athletes are 15- 22 years old. In the first training session took them some warm-up like functional stretching, balance and coordination exercises before throwing. I was very surprised, that their shoulder stabilization, abdominal, core and posture were isn`t so good that javelin throwers should be. At the same exercise I got familiar with the British main coaches, Bronwin Carter and Mark Bradford and we talked about their training.

The British team. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

Because I saw the British problems, I planned the afternoon session functional movements which do good balance and posture on their body. They had many differences of sides. The head coaches took pictures and videos for home training when I learned the British throwers. After training session we had very good discussion with parents why it is important to do functional movement and core training and how often. I thought that posture and core is the basic thing when we talked about one person`s daily health promotion regardless of he/ she is javelin thrower or isn`t. The first day showed me that the carnival was were right place to do health promotion both at the young athletes that at the coaches who need more information how we supported the young athletes. The coaches was very pleased that I was here helping them. And to me it was very interesting day because when I kept them functional movement lesson there isn’t any Finnish people in the same area who I could ask English words. But survived it!!

We try to keep balance!! Picture: Mark Bradford

Day 2

Second day was also very interesting day. I was doing like practice work. I gave five British athletes some advice what they have to do that their pain isn`t so big. They have same kind of problems. Those who have problems in their upper body, every athletes had the shoulder of throw arm turns forward. The pain was little bit different but when I checked out their bodies, the lack of shoulder stabilization is the main reason every thrower. We discuss that they understand why they have problems and what they have to do that they can throw without pain and do long career. Two athletes I made some massage and treatment because they got little bit hurt when I they threw in competition.

Practicing shoulder stabilization. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

I discussed with Bronwin why their posture isn`t so good and they have pain. Bronwin said that track and field is much smaller event than for example football. It` s interesting that track and field starts in England much later than for example gymnastics and swimming. You can start it about nine year old. On my mind it`s too late. When they start, they have so much zest only to throw, not to do upkeeping exercises. In Finland children can start athletics very tiny and it`s possible that that’s why their core, balance and posture it`s better than British javelin throwers. My man and my son were at the same time walking carnival in Jämsä when I was in Pihtipudas. There were Norwegians walkers and they told that they are much to learn Finnish walkers how they do upkeeping exercises. Bronwin said me the same thing. She also told that in athletics are too little coaches who know how to arrange young athlete`s daily living, their exercises, their eating, their sleeping and other stuffs which promote young athlete`s health and long-lasting career. That’s why they come every year in javelin carnival to take advice how to promote young athletes health. And like in Finland the digital solutions are very famous in England when we discuss with parents of British throwers! That’s one reason lack of posture.

Day 3

In javelin carnival there were also quite much Chinese throwers. They only speak as a result of interpreter. On Friday we have lecture where Chinese throwers told us how they practice. On the lecture there were three language, Chinese, English and Finnish. Big difference compared with England and Finland is money. The China is a rich country and good javelin throwers get salary from state when they practice and throw and they don’t have to pay anything. Young throwers can also live and practice in javelin school which they have to pay only 6, 5 euros per month. That’s why they have so much better conditions to become better throwers and their level has risen much. For example in last worldwide competition one Chinese woman thrower got silver medal. They also said that they are strong because they do every exercise, like also upkeeping exercises, on good attitude. That is issue which I discussed very much with Mark. British do throw exercise very good attitude but they have to better their attitude toward upkeeping exercises.

Chinese woman thrower got silver medal. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

On Friday I was with different kinds of exercises. There were for example weight lifting clinic and I analyzed with Bronwin British throwers technic. Bronwin said that many of their boys don’t ever before do weightlifting. Weightlifting needs to good core and posture. Like the picture shows core isn’t enough tough to keep their back on straight and they were problems to go deep squat because of lack of hip mobility.

Practicing weightlifting. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

On Friday I also followed 17 to 19 year old boy´s video analysis from their competition throws. It was quite interesting to try to understand biomechanics of javelin throwers. I understood that if they isn’t good core, their posture is too backward and back is too much on the arc and that´s one reason to back problems on later years. After video session it was technic exercises. There were running with rubber band like they run with javelin. I noticed the same problem than on videos. Core isn’t enough tight to keep back on straight and under control.

Day 4

It is traditional thing that every year all javelin schoolers, coaches and parents march to Pihtipudas marketplace. In marketplace javelin schoolers introduce themselves and there are some playful competition. This year there were three teams, Finnish, British and Chinese. There were three different competition and Finnish team got the win. The British were on the second place and Chinese on the third place.

First competition was play ball throwing at the bucket. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

Second competition was taking cone from the ground to toes and throwing cone to bowl. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

Third competition was to do at first paper flight and then throw it as long as you can. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

On Saturday we also chat with Bronwin and Mark how they on coaches can get right support to their throwers. I showed them good shoulder stabilization exercises. And I also got them good exercises to my own teacher`s work!

Day 5

The javelin carnival starts on nice summer weather, but between the start and the end it was colder and quite windy. The last day was again very lovely summer weather. The last day always consists of the main competitions. There were plenty of audience because all the best Finnish throwers were on the line. In this year there were also very good international throwers with in competitions. In podium we saw international color. Women`s win went to China and Chinese man thrower was in the second place.

The Winners. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

Javelin Carnival was very international happening this year. There were people from England, Scotland, Italy, China, USA, Trinidad & Tobago, Korea and Latvia. I had to use English a lot in this javelin carnival. I speak it and hear it almost all the time. It`s challenging that different people speak English different way so I had to keep focus on hearing all the time so I understood what they are saying. All the lecture and announcements also are spoken in English and the internationalism showed very much in javelin carnival. For example for Chinese people had to make their kind of food. I also chat with British young thrower`s parents and they for example asked me help to their own pains.

Timetable of Javelin Carnical: Picture: Anne Kivivuori

I chat quite much with Latvian thrower Lina Muze along carnival different things like her rehabilitation to back on top of the world after very bad knee injury. Lina is a wonderful person and treats other people well although she is a superstar!

Lina Muze and Anne after the competition. Picture: Anne Kivivuori

It was very educational experience to me. I don`t use my normal life English at all. I have been in javelin carnival many, many times, but I haven`t speak English then. It is very nice to speak. It was plenty of situations which I wasn’t remember all the right words but it was also funny that counter side understood when showed something on my body language and then the chat goes on. Besides of using English I got plenty of good exercises which I can use my own teacher`s work to help people to promote their health. It was also nice that I got the trust from javelin carnival coach team that I was as a coach and expert on this carnival. Next year I will go again in javelin carnival and then I will speak lots of English also!! Instructor Anne Kivivuori says thanks and bows deep. Javelin carnival, we see on next summer, also on signs of international.

This blogipost is part of the welfare coordinator students (Master Degree Studies) study module Working and Stydying in International Environment. The focus of this stydy module is that the students can strengthen their communicative skills and professional experience in an international learning environment and learn effectively as a team member in another cultural environment. You can read more www.savonia.fi.

Authors:

Anne Kivivuori, TYKO18SY

Riitta Turjamaa, Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Pirjo Turunen, Lecturer, Savonia University of Applied Sciences

 

Memox visit in mind and hygge memories in suitcases

Wednesday 28th of August 2019: Our last day in Denmark started again early at the central travel center. We used Rejseplanen, the Danish Journey Planner, to take us easily to the meeting that ends our rewarding study trip. We were getting into the hygge feeling early in the morning with the sun shining. We were told that our visit week was one of the warmest in Denmark this summer – and it pleased us. This last blog post is written by Miia B. and Heli H.

Visit to Memox

On the last day of our study trip we visited in Memox. Memox is a center that offers multiethnic mentoring and family therapy. Memox offers efforts and courses in the family area as well as employment and integration. Memox is a private company which sees the potential to change people´s life and it´s their big vision. They believe and had experienced that with right support everyone can change.

At first Ida, the head of department told us about the history and function of Memox. Then the social science coordinator Ahu was telling us about her work as a coordinator. It was very interesting to hear these womens experiences and extensive knowledge from mindfulnes to law. During the visit we noticed how good the working atmosphere in the Memox was.

 

We were welcome as students to Memox and it was nice to meet the staff. The Pictures Miia Bovellan ja Heli Holopainen.

Memox offers 24 hour on-call service provides security for clients. Employees may even stay overnight if needed. It is also especially important for families to get guidance in their own language. Sometimes cultural differences can lead to misunderstandings. There may also be ways in different cultures that are not allowed in a new country. If the client and the supervisor do not have a common language, misunderstandings can easily happen. As students, we found the visit very interesting and instructive. We believe that similar, intensive welfare work would be needed in Finland as well.

Hygge is good food!

During the whole study trip we had a thought in our minds about what hygge means to Danes. We noticed and heard a lot of examples of what is contributing to people´s well-being in Denmark. The best summary of hygge we heard from a family worker in Memox. She summed it up in two words: Good food! Food unites people and family members and creates well-being every day. We got to experience this ourselves. Danish food was awesome tasting and atmosphere at meal times was warm and leisured. We also experienced this same atmosphere when we actively move around our leisure time in Copenhagen and the surrounding areas. Even though our program was intense and we didn´t experience all the famous sights and shopping places, we still got packed in our suitcases a lot of lovely hygge feeling to take home.

The last picture from Denmark. The Pictures Miia Bovellan ja Heli Holopainen.

Although in less than a week we had a superficial look at the city and Danish culture, Copenhagen´s atmosphere and friendly people were amazing. Except our teacher, none of us had visited Denmark before. After this trip we are sure we will travel to the Denmark again and we will look at more methods that promote well-being.

Read more about our visit to Memox:
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/memox_savoniauniversity-activity-6572426475151073280-0vCa

https://www.memox.dk/Ydelser

https://www.memoxakademiet.dk/

 

This blogipost is part of the welfare coordinator students (Master Degree Studies) study module Working and Stydying in International Environment. The focus of this stydy module is that the students can strengthen their communicative skills and professional experience in an international learning environment and learn effectively as a team member in another cultural environment. In August of 2019 part of welfare coordinator students visit in Denmark during this study module. You can read more www.savonia.fi.

Kirjoittajat:

Miia Bovellan ja Heli Holopainen, TYKO18SY

Riitta Turjamaa, lehtori Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

Pirjo Turunen, lehtori, Savonia- ammattikorkeakoulu

Let see the danish kindergarden and innovationhouse

Tuesday 27th of August 2019

Tuesday morning started with a nice quick breakfastbag at Steelhouse hostel where we were staying for the trip. By the sun went up and warmed the weather around 28 degrees we went again to the trainstation, which was by the way about 7 minutes’ walk from our hostel. There we took a train to Roskilde. It took about 28 minutes from Copenhagen to arrive Roskilde. The transportation system in Copenhagen is just amazing and easy! This is the second blog release from the second day by Sanna T. and Tiina T.

Børnehaven Bredgade

At Roskilde we went to Børnehaven Bredgade which is the oldest nursery in Roskilde. The buildings history is that it used to be a hospital before. At the gate we were met by kindergarten worker Lærke who showed us around the kindergarten and told us about their everyday routines. When we first saw the yard of the kindergarten, we were like wow! There were so many activities build on the yard where imagination is only the limit to children to play. The play outside is often created by the children themselves but they have also guided playtime.

Børnehaven Bredgade, Roskilde. Picture: Sanna Torvinen ja Tiina Tolvanen.

Lærke told us that they have different activities on different spots on the yard for example homeplay area, sandbox, slide, climbing frame, playfield for football and other running games, covered campfire place and even a little forest with small trees. They teach children to respect and value nature. For example, they have a planting day when children plant together with their grandparents a plant to garden boxes at the yard. Afterwards the children are involved on caring the flowers and vegetables they have planted and that way they learn to care nature. The art is also highly valued and brought outside in the form of paintings.

In Børnehaven Bredgade they have an annual plan of the activities they provide for the children and activities where the whole family is invited participate. The daily routine is similar to a Finnish kindergarten: morning starts with a shared morning where the children gather together, followed by a moment of activity and then dining and also daytime rest is provided for those who needs it after the meal, otherwise afternoon is spend at the playground. Singing and music is strongly involved in their everyday daycare. Food is made on their own kitchen or outside at the campfire and children are involved with the making of food. The feeling of warmth and presence is strong in the care of children. The main aspects of childcare are positivity, recognition and presence.

The pictures of the Børnehaven Bredgade, Roskilde. Picture: Sanna Torvinen ja Tiina Tolvanen.

We met also the Director of education Mikkel Ekeløf at the end of our visit. He told us about the political view of childcare at Roskilde and in Børnehaven Bredgade. Directors of education in Roskilde cooperate and have meetings. Staff members in Børnehaven Bredgade gather together with Mikkel repeatedly to evaluate pedagogical practice and make needed changes to improve. The pedagogics approach is quite similar to Finnish, for example an educational plan for every child with the parents is made which they follow, evaluate and document.

Staff uses a digital Pic Collage APP which allows the staff to import pictures of the child’s day in it and child’s parent has their own log on at home. That way they bring family closer to the happenings on daily bases at the kindergarten.

Links about Børnehaven Bredgade:

http://www.bredgade.roskilde.dk/om-os

www.emu.dk/omraade/dagtilbud

 

Practice and Innovation House
After a visit to the kindergarten, we travelled back to Copenhagen to visit the Practice and Innovation House. We met project manager Ann Rasmussen there.

The Practice and Innovation House is part of Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences, Copenhagen. It develops welfare technology products in collaboration with companies, students, teachers and researchers. A company have a prototype of some product that can be tested and developed safely and extensively in Innovation House before it is put into use for example in a hospital.

Students can also practice different patient situations in the simulation rooms. The simulation room contains a control room from which the teacher or researcher can control and evaluate the situation. There is, among other things, a patient room, a medicine room and a simulation rooms from home, like a bedroom or a kitchen. The House also has two sensory rooms. One room relaxes and the other room provides sensory stimulation. The rooms are used to treat a variety of illnesses and symptoms.

The Practice and Innovation House. Picture: Sanna Torvinen ja Tiina Tolvanen.

Many ideas of the simulation rooms come from Finland but they want to be one step ahead, so they are constantly developing the use of the innovation house.

In our experience, there are simulation rooms in health care schools in Finland too, but maybe not as widely. Schools and businesses in Finland should also work more closely together to develop health and well-being. We also think that it is important that for example nurses, physiotherapists and midwifery students be able to work multi-professionally as students.

Links to about the Practice and Innovation House in Denmark:

https://www.phmetropol.dk/praksishuset/erhvervssamarbejde

https://www.phmetropol.dk/

The main feelings and ideas after Tuesday:

At Børnehaven Bredgade the yard was amazing, and we met lots of happy children playing and singing. The presence of the staff was very warm. Maby the communication between staff and children and the method of involving the children at everything they do is improving wellbeing?

Their digital approach to share the childs day on time with parents through APP was new to us.

The visit in the Practice and Innovation House opened our eyes to how welfare product development and studies can be done.

This blogipost is part of the welfare coordinator students (Master Degree Studies) study module Working and Stydying in International Environment. The focus of this stydy module is that the students can strengthen their communicative skills and professional experience in an international learning environment and learn effectively as a team member in another cultural environment. In August of 2019 part of welfare coordinator students visit in Denmark during this study module. You can read more www.savonia.fi.

Kirjoittajat:

Sanna Torvinen ja Tiina Tolvanen TYKO18SY

Riitta Turjamaa, lehtori Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

Pirjo Turunen, lehtori, Savonia- ammattikorkeakoulu

 

What are the ingredients of Danish welfare?

Monday 26.8.2019: Six welfare coordinators landed to Denmark, Copenhagen for Short Study visit. In 3 days, we would see different sectors of welfare state Denmark and get an image why Denmark success and is always on top 10 country in many rates. This is the first blog release from the first day by Miia J. and Karoliina O.

JobinPlace

On Monday morning we took a train from Copenhagen to Farum, and meet Nathalia Vernal, project coordinator from private labor market company JobinPlace. We face small difficulties on our journey. Our train stop in the middle of way because of human injury. We had time to discuss while waiting another transportation organized by Nathalia; what is generally welfare in Scandinavia nowadays.

Nathalia was telling us about them work and the system of labor market in Denmark. Denmark has launched a municipality renewing process last time in year 2010. By that time the number of municipalities increase from 270 to 94, every municipality has a job centers, whose responsibility is to provide labor market services on areas. JobinPlace is a nationwide consulting firm that specializes in providing support to people who are out of the labor market due to physical, mental and / or social challenges. Work is guided by Job centers that have chosen JobinPlace as a partner. Work is very customer-orientated and responds for jobseekers needs.

Nathalia offered us a traditional Danish lunch; Smørrebrød with herring. We could have continued the conversation for hours, but we hit our journey to Københavns Professionshøjskole.

Typical Danish lunch, Smørrebrød with herrings. Picture Miia Juntunen ja Karoliina Ohvanainen.

ART -Academy Denmark

Our second place to visit in Denmark was ART -Academy -Aggression replacement training Denmark. There we met Jens Fokdal and his colleagues who gave us brilliant fact sheet about ART in Denmark. ART is multimodal, psycho-educational intervention designed to alter the behavior or chronically aggressive youth. The method is based in on three specific components: social skill streaming, anger-control training and moral reasoning training. The Nordic Countries has modified ART to AART -adapted aggression replacement training which is more preventive method and it is recommend using social competence practicing with all youth for example in schools. The Academy has trainings for communes and institutions in ART and AART -method. Their goal is also to spread and transfer their research material of ART and AART. ART has used in primary schools in Denmark since 2010 as preventive method to prevent social problems in short-term and long-term perspective.

Københavns Professions højskole, Carlsberg. Picture: Miia Juntunen ja Karoliina Ohvanainen.

In our visit with Jens, we were also talked about how other Northern Countries use ART or AART. Apparently in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Iceland use the ART in their primary schools actively. We are hoping that Finland is following these countries because the impacts from ART has shown that the method is efficient.

 

The main feelings and ideas after Monday

  • The first day we tasted not only Smørrebrød but also Danish willingness and kindness. We loved Denmark from the day one.
  • Welfare is built from million pieces; customer-centered services are maybe the key to comprehensive welfare?

Links to about labor market in Denmark:

www.jobinplace.dk

https://star.dk/

https://bm.dk/

Links to about ART in Denmark and Finland

http://www.art-academy.dk/

http://www.suomenart.com/

 

This blogipost is part of the welfare coordinator students (Master Degree Studies) study module Working and Stydying in International Environment. The focus of this stydy module is that the students can strengthen their communicative skills and professional experience in an international learning environment and learn effectively as a team member in another cultural environment. In August of 2019 part of welfare coordinator students visit in Denmark during this study module. You can read more www.savonia.fi.

Kirjoittajat:

Miia Juntunen ja Karoliina Ohvanainen, TYKO18SY

Riitta Turjamaa, lehtori Savonia-ammattikorkeakoulu

Pirjo Turunen, lehtori, Savonia- ammattikorkeakoulu