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Nursing student Katri Sajama received Queen Silvia Nursing Award in Stockholm

Nursing student Katri Sajama received Queen Silvia Nursing Award in Stockholm

Nursing student Katri Sajama from Tampere University of Applied Sciences received the 2017 Queen Silvia Nursing Award. Queen Silvia presented the awards in a ceremony held at the National Library of Sweden on 18 April.

In addition to the award winners, Speaker of Parliament Paula Risikko, who is the patron of the award in Finland, and TAMK's President Markku Lahtinen participated in the award ceremony.

The Queen Silvia Nursing Award is annually granted to a nursing student whose idea offers the best solution to future challenges of elderly and dementia care.

Katri Sajama's idea is a friendly door alarm. The talking door alarm becomes activated when the door handle is turned and guides and relaxes the elderly person with a familiar voice of for example a relative.

Katri Sajama is studying nursing at TAMK for the first year. She is the fourth Finnish student to receive the Queen Silvia Nursing Award and the second from Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

The award is granted by Swedish Care International (SCI) in cooperation with its partners

https://www.queensilvianursingaward.fi/

Photograph: Yanan Li

Published 02.05.2018