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Petra Ekman , District Nurse MHc

Lecturer at the Department of Healthcare

+358 207 699 491


"I teach future healthcare professionals to be ethically aware, skillful, evidence-bases and healthpromotive and to take pride and joy in their field of work. Challenge yourself in skills and simulations. Dare to try to go out of your own comfort zone to learn. "

Petra Ekman works as a lecturer at the Department of Healthcare at Arcada. Ekman’s interests include health promotion in the whole lifespan. Ekman is specialized in supporting families and children. Her work revolves around mentalization-based parenting support, service-design and digitalization. Ekman is active in various networks including: Folkhälsan’s network for Parental Support “Mentaliseringsbaserat föräldrastöd”, The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare- THL’s  National Vaccination Webcourse “Valtakunnallinen rokottamiskoulutus verkkokurssi” and the National Congress for Maternity and Child Health “Neuvolapäivät”.

Ekman works in the following projects: Sotepeda24/7, DeDiWe and Muddie and Hus ethics Vi bryr oss om. 


Ekman’s work has been published in Vård i fokus, a journal of professional nursing in Finland and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare- THL’s blog.