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

Community nursing [Matricole pari] - PSICOLOGIA DEI GRUPPI

Course code
Name of lecturer
Letizia Dal Santo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF VR - 3° anno 2° sem dal Feb 1, 2018 al Mar 28, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Main aim of this course is to distinguish groups from other forms of social aggregations. Moreover, fundamental features of groups (roles, leadership, timing ...) and different types of group (team, self help, virtual groups) will be discuss.

Particul aim of this course consists in testing the role played by team work and working in team in the nursing contest.


Group's identity, membership and socialisation processing.
Types of group: team work, self help group, virtual group.

Dynamic processes and structural aspects of groups ( join a group, leave a group, roles, status and norms)

Discrimination, conflict and cooperation

Decisional processing in groups: leadership, comunications' network, problem solving and time planning

Groups and nursing: emotional rules and emotional labor. Partecipating leadership and its effect on work team. Conflicts in nursing groups: mobbing and burn out. Introduction to family dinamics.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Giuseppina Speltini Stare in Gruppo Il Mulino 2011

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam will be a multiple choice test in written form

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