Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Legnago)


Course code
Name of lecturer
Debora Viviani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF LE - 3° anno 2° sem dal Mar 11, 2019 al May 14, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Within the care relationship, the family is traditionally the care community.
In today's modern societies, the family cedes part of its skills and its welfare functions, which are delegated to non-family agencies. This seems to have created a break between the modern family and welfare networks, in which the "profane" assistance skills of the family have become scientifically tested skills.
In light of the social transformations that have also affected the family, the work of care opens up interesting points for debate:
- can the care work be and / or be delegated to non-family agencies or should it only concern the family unit?
- is caring work a job that must be paid?
The reflection on the activity of care highlights problems regarding the family involvement in the assistance and emotional involvement, which presupposes a work of management and control of emotions.


The program will develop through the deepening of some important thematic groups:
1. care work and family
2. family care work and proximity networks
3. emotions and feelings
4. the dimensions of emotions: normative, expressive and political
5. work on emotions: emotional management and control in care

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Paola Di Nicola Famiglia: sostantivo plurale. Nuovi orizzonti e vecchi problemi (Edizione 2) Franco Angeli 2017 9788891759672 capitolo 6 "Famiglia e reti di prossimità: la relazione di cura tra sfera privata e sfera pubblica"
A. Russel Hochschild Per amore o per denaro Il MUlino 2006 cap. 3 - La capacità di provare sentimento

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is written. It consists of 60 questions: 16 of psychology and 11 for all other disciplines. The examination is sufficient if all the parts are sufficient. The questions are formulated to check the knowledge / study or to verify the understanding of the topics.

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