Vol. 17 No. 3 (2017)

La relazione di cura con il paziente: come la immaginano gli studenti di Infermieristica, prossimi alla professione? Uno studio esplorativo attraverso l’utilizzo di scenario

Letizia Dal Santo
Università degli studi di Verona, Scuola di Medicina e Chirurgia
Adalgisa Battistelli
Università degli studi di Bordeaux (Francia), Laboratorio di Psicologia EA4139
Luisa Saiani
Università degli studi di Verona, Dipartimento di Diagnostica e Sanità Pubblica
Published March 9, 2018
  • caring,
  • emotions,
  • socialization


Introduction: Our aim was to improve understanding of nursing students’ perceptions about caring for the patient. In particular, we aim to highlight expectations and possible difficulties in providing care in students who are at the end of their studies and are approaching clinical work. Partecipants: We collected data from 72 students of a Nursing Studies University in a north region of Italy. Design: A qualitative method was use to interpret data. Materials: A vignette technique has been used: students had to write a tale inspired by the delivered picture. Results: Nursing students show a high caring orientation towards the patients and seem to be aware that this relationship elicits an emotional involvement. In order to manage with it, theoretical studies and previous practice have been considered the most important resources. On the contrary, relationships with colleagues, lack of time and patients and their families’ anxiety have been perceived as obstacles. Conclusion: Future professional nurses need some resources to enter the professional world properly and to manage the relationship with patients adequately. Our research underlines the importance of implement knowledge about emotional regulation strategies, socialization processes and team work techniques.