Nursing Theoretical Developments in Advanced Practice.

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
- Acquire the advanced, epistemological, clinical methodological and evidence based ability to,:
- analyze and evaluate the nursing clinical methodology and the identification of evidence based outcomes responding to the needs of the person being cared for;
- to analyze and reconstruct historically the evolution of the nursing thought in the different periods and in the different cultures
- to provide a contribution to the debate on the nature of the discipline of nursing, encouraging the advancement;
- to critically analyze the development of knowledge in the discipline of nursing and its application to contemporary problems of nursing, care and social care to debate the philosophical foundations and theories of the discipline of nursing and critically discuss the implications for practice, theory and research
- critically examine the role of reflective practice as a tool for expanding and improving nursing care in practice, .
- use a reflective framework to identify the use of theory in practice, ,
- . discuss the purpose, application, use, and potential for change of theory in nursing and health care practice ,
- . examine the relationship between theory, research, and practice, .
- critically discuss the professionalization of nursing and nursing from a sociological, historical, political, and organizational perspective and the impact this has on the development of advanced roles .
- . critically examine the factors that influence professional role development
Expected learning outcomes
- The student will critically analyze from an advanced professional perspective the historical and disciplinary evolution of nursing in different periods and cultures in order to guide the practice of the advanced functions of the profession.
- Will critically reflect on the methodology of clinical reasoning and its potential in multidisciplinary decision making in relation to complex health problems.
- Will critically evaluate disciplinary theories using appropriate assessment models for intra- and interprofessional definition of potential practice changes.
- He/she will critically evaluate health care choices to safeguard the health of the caregivers by developing evidence-based perspectives for improvement.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
Characteristics of the nursing history research methodology
Droysen and Chabod's analysis in historical research
The development of different stages of nursing care and nursing history according to the following categories: who provides nursing care/ to whom it is performed/ the concept of nursing care and/or nursing care/ the place where it is performed
Definition of nursing history research projects according to social history methodology
Analysis of the historical path of nursing care with inferences of external and internal history
Professionalisation of the nurse and critics of professionalisation in relation to social developments and new needs of the assisted persons
Epistemology and approaches to scientific knowledge
The nursing discipline: levels of theories, method, investigation procedures,
Critical evaluation of nursing theories according to different models and in relation to evidence in practical application
Clinical nursing methods and methodology
Classifications of nursing and healthcare languages
The theoretical, clinical and research perspectives of nursing care as a science
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites except for the admission test.
Teaching methods
Frontal lesson
Exercise in the analysis of historical documents
Exercise in the application of historical research methodology
Interactive lectures, discussion of cases in the classroom, individual in-depth work with the production of a paper
Teaching Resources
Chabod F., Lezioni di metodo storico. Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2004
Manzoni E., Lusignani M., Mazzoleni B., Storia e filosofia dell'assistenza infermieristica, CEA, Mi, 2019
Manzoni E., le radici e le foglie, CEA, 2016
Meleis A.I., Theoretical Nursing. Development and Progress, Wolters Kluwer, 2017
Fawcett J. Contemporary nursing knowledge: Analysis and Evaluation of Nursing Models and Theories. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 2005
Corvi R. La teoria della conoscenza nel Novecento. Torino: Utet Universita'.2007
Friedman M. Dinamiche della ragione. Le rivoluzioni scientifiche e il problema della razionalita'. Milano: Guerrini e Associati. 2006 AA.VV. Le culture del parto Feltrinelli, Milano 1985
AA.VV. La donna-che-genera. Percorsi di riflessione e ricerca sul nascere Edizioni Quinta di copertina, Genova 2017
Coppola E. La professione di ostetrica Federazione Nazionale dei Collegi delle
ostetriche, Roma 1997
Filippini NM Generare, partorire, nascere Viella, Roma 2017
Forlleo R, Forleo P. Fondamenti di storia della Ostetricia e Ginecologia Verduci Editore, Roma 2009
Guana M. La disciplina ostetrica - Teoria, pratica e organizzazione della professione McGraw_Hill, Milano 2006
Guilliland K, Pairman S. The Midwifery Partnership. Un modello per la professione ostetrica SEU, 2012
Manzoni E. Storia e filosofia dell'assistenza infermieristica Masson, 2005
Pancino C. Il bambino e l'acqua sporca Franco Angeli Editore, Milano 1984
Porro A. Note di storia dell'ostetricia GAM Editrice, Brescia 2004
Spina E. Ostetriche e Midwives -Spazi di autonomia e identita' corporativa Franco
Angeli Editore, Milano 2009
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test with multiple-choice questions with only one correct answer or with open questions to be passed for access to the oral
examination . Oral examination. Final evaluation in thirtieth grade
MED/45 - NURSING - University credits: 9
Lessons: 72 hours