cod. 1007806

Academic year 2022/23
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

- 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 : Jean Watson Patricia Benner.
- 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.


Masera G., Parole e gesti di cura, Edizione Effatà, Torino,2017
Masera G., Tracce di empatia, Edizioni Effatà torino, 2021.
Gary Rolfe, Foundations for a human science of nursing: Gadamer, Laing, and the hermeneutics of caring
Nursing Philosophy (2015), 16, pp. 141–152

Teaching methods

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

Assessment methods and criteria

written test

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