82245 - Disease , Emotions , the Psychological Response

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Nursing (cod. 8473)

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, the student will know the most relevant psychological issues concerning the state of disease/illness along with the emotional impact and the personal competences with regard to the communicative skills, useful with developmental patients, adults and family members.

Course contents

Communicative-relational approach.

Emotions, stress and comunication.

The psychological suffering of the patients and their relatives.

Comunication in differential clinical setting.


Marinella Sommaruga (2005). Comunicare con il paziente. La consapevolezza della relazione nella professione infermieristica.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Group discussion

Assessment methods

Multiple choice questions (three answer options), which cover the whole program. 

Teaching tools

Power-point presentation

Office hours

See the website of Ornella Montebarocci


Good health and well-being

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.