39561 - Mental Health Nursing (BO1)

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

Good health and well-being Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module, the student possesses the term relating to taking charge of the person and his family in the context of specific priority health problems with particular regard to the preventive, rehabilitative and educational aspects also in the context of the community. It develops the therapeutic relationship as a shared intervention tool in the multidisciplinary context. It identifies, plans and evaluates assistance interventions and collaborates with other professional figures in the diagnostic-therapeutic paths.

Course contents

Historical notes and fundamental legislative stages of mental health care.

Organization of the Mental Health Departments and of the places of care.

Mental health nursing process

Theoretical reference models and the concept of health promotion, prevention and mental health care

Nursing care in major psychiatric disorders.

Psychomotor agitation, aggressive behaviors, de-escalation techniques.

Prevention of suicidal behaviors in the care setting.

The phenomenon of mental health restraint.

Psychopharmacology: nursing responsibilities and care problems


Nursing di salute mentale, Barelli - Spagnolli, Carocci Faber editori.

Fondamenti di infermieristica in salute mentale, Raucci - Spaccapeli, Maggioli editore.

I quaderni della formazione. Le competenze specialistiche dell'infermiere della Salute mentale - OPI BO

Other documents and guidelines provided by the teacher during the lessons

Teaching methods

Lectures, case discussions, interactions with students.

Assessment methods

Oral interview on all the topics covered in class.

You can access at the interview if you have passed the written tests of the other courses of the integrated course.

Teaching tools

Slide proiettate durante le lezioni disponibili sulla pagina web personale del docente

Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Simone Babbi