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


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Name of lecturer
Marta Parolin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
INF TN - 3° anno 2° sem dal Feb 3, 2020 al Mar 27, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide basic reading keys for the knowledge of the phenomenon of mental illness and of all the parties involved and in various ways they are involved: the patient and his family, the care groups and the formal and informal networks present and possible, the institutions and all citizens. In particular, through the analysis of cases, some manifestations of mental illness and the contribution of the nurse will be investigated, as the nurse is a part of the care group, and he accompaing the sick person and his family on a journey to have a dignified life beyond the mental disorder.


The phenomenon of stigma in mental illness, its influences in preventing the recovery path chosen and desired for the person and the strategies to face the obstacles and contribute as professionals but also as citizens to reduce it.
Nursing care for the person and his / her family and the contribution of the nurse through formal and informal networks starting from the services offered by the mental health department.
Nursing care for the person with mental illness according to the different operations induced by discomfort and the human, institutional and social resources that can be activated.
The phenomenon of aggression in mental health. Aggressiveness of the system, of health workers, of the sick person.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Vincenzo Raucci, Giovanni Spaccapeli Fondamenti di infermieristica in salute mentale (Edizione 1) Maggioli Editore 2013 9788838783562
Barelli P, Spagnolli E Nursing di Salute Mentale Carocci editore, Roma 2004

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test with a multiple choice questionnaire

Individual reflection with guide questions regarding the phenomenon of aggression (material and explanations provided during the first meetings)

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