NURSING ASSISTANT THEORY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to describe what a Discipline is and what characterises it and constitutes its foundations; the student is therefore expected to be able to identify and know how to describe the meaning of PHENOMENON, CONCEPT, THEORY and in particular is expected to be familiar with the basic concepts of METAPARADIGM OF NURSING: PERSON, ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, NURSING CARE. The student is also expected to know how to describe the basic concepts of some Nursing theories, in reference to the F. Nightingale, V. Henderson, D. Orem, N. Roper and L.J. Carpenito theories.
The student is also expected to be familiar with the NURSING PROCESS and be able to describe and apply it and define it in terms of its phases and sub-phases and use it through the NURSING RECORD
Course contents summary
1. Introduction. NURSING as a scientific discipline. Definition of Discipline. What characterises a Discipline. Differences between CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE and SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE.
2. CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE: definition of Theory, Phenomenon and Concept.
3. METAPARADIGM OF NURSING and the concepts that constitute it: PERSON, ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, NURSING CARE.
4. Analysis of some nursing theories: the theories of F. Nightingale, V. Henderson, D. Orem, N. Roper, L.J. Carpenito. Brief mention of H. Peplau's theory.
5. In-depth study of N. Roper's ACTIVITIES OF LIVING theory.
6. SYNTACTIC STRUCTURE: Problem Solving as conceptual base of the Nursing Process.
7. NURSING PROCESS (or Nursing Care Process): definition, phases and sub-phases: -verification - objective and subjective data - data collection criteria - formulation of NURSING DIAGNOSES (real problems, potential problems, collaborative problems) - identification of problems in order of priority - construction of objectives in measurable terms - identification and planning of interventions for problem solving - evaluation of the care process.
8. Relationship between Conceptual Structure and Syntactic Structure.
9. Application of the Nursing Process to the operational world through the NURSING RECORD.
10. the Nursing Record as operating tool and as teaching tool : analysis and differences.
Presentation of the Nursing Record for teaching use.
?Quaderno del Nursing di base? di Agnelli, Canossa et alii. Ed.Nettuno
?Il Processo di Nursing? di Yura e Walsh. Ed. Sorbona
?Elementi di Nursing? di Roper,Logan e Tierney. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore
?L?Assistenza Infermieristica: storia, teorie e metodi? di C.Calamandrei, Ed.NIS
?Piani di Assistenza Infermieristica e documentazione? di L.J.Carpenito, Ed. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
?Modelli e Teorie Infermieristiche? di Ruby L. Wesley, Edizioni Summa Padova
lecture notes of the teacher
Teaching methods: Classroom lecture with the use of visual aids.
OTHER TEACHING MATERIAL: notes from the lectures.
VERIFICATION OF ASSESSMENT: oral test according to the examination timetable.
to attend at least 75% of lecture hours and achievement of the theoretical-cognitive goals described above.