cod. 1007806

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - Second semester
Giuliana MASERA
Academic discipline
Scienze infermieristiche ostetrico-ginecologiche (MED/47)
* scienze infermieristiche
Type of training activity
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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course unit

Learning objectives

The ability to Acquire awareness of the use of the phenomenological method applied to nursing research.
• The ability to develop philosophical knowledge and reflective abilities that can contribute to new developments related to nursing care practices.


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Course unit content

During the course the technological developments that have greatly increased the chances of success of the interventions and cures are addressed, providing human beings with power over the quality of their life and the conditions of their own death and also modifying the perception of the disciplines related to the treatment of the disease. Rethinking the conditions of illness and treatment considering such phenomena no longer and only as something that is linked to certain procedures, which can be defined in standard form, constitutes a fundamental point from which to start in reflection.
The course develops through a critical, ethical / motivational reflection and a historical contextualization, re-reading the issue of Nursing in the constitutive paradigms and in particular dealing with problems related to cognitive models, conceptual apparatus, theory and practice.

Full programme

The course is divided into three moments

In the first moment the correlation between philosophical and nursing discipline develops through the four meta-paradigms of nursing:
human being
The phenomenological approach is defined as a movement of thought that originates from philosophy (reference authors M. Heidegger and M. Merleau Ponty) and applies to nursing research. Reference authors in the nursing field: Jean Watson Patricia Benner.

In the second moment some words are deepened that refer to a series of attitudes, dispositions, ways of being to rethink existential competences as a terrain on which technical skills are deployed: Pain, gift, trust, silence, hope, sense

In the third moment the theme of body and touch is addressed. The body is the place where the disease finds expression.
Inside the course a laboratory on corporeity will be realized examining from an experiential point of view the concept of empathy and tenderness. Finally, the issue of interdependence and the need for care are addressed as constitutive elements of human existence.


Masera G., Parole e gesti di cura, Edizione Effatà, Torino,2017
Natoli S.,Parole della Filosofia, Feltrinelli, Milano,2004

Teaching methods

Lectures with the use of slides, and active methodologies (Brainstorming, reading of articles in the classroom and sharing).

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination. Learning will be evaluated through an oral, tense interview
to verify both the knowledge and understanding of the discipline that
the ability to integrate the knowledge itself for the purposes of the application in
health and social contexts in general

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