Giulia Villa

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We analyzed scores obtained at the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) by 20 patients with posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) and contrasted it with 20 patients having Alzheimer disease (AD). Patients with hallucinations and delusions were not included due to the high probability of a diagnosis of Lewy body disease. Prevalence of behavioral and psychological(More)
AIMS With the aim to identify the instruments validated for Italian nursing practice, a systematic review of the literature was undertaken. RESULTS A total of 101 instruments emerged. The majority (89; 88.1%) were developed in other countries; the remaining (14; 13.9%) were developed and validated in the Italian context. The instruments were developed to(More)
The nurse's moral competences in the management of situations which present ethical implications are less investigated in literature than other ethical problems related to clinical nursing. Phenomenology affirms that emotional warmth is the first fundamental attitude as well as the premise of any ethical reasoning. Nevertheless, it is not clear how and when(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that Italian nurses have only recently gained autonomy when making health-care decisions, there is little evidence available regarding the decisions actually taken in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES Exploring the patterns that guide the nurses' decision-making process in weaning and extubating the patient after cardiac surgery.(More)
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