Paola Scapparone

Training good nurses: an art made of listening and patience

Paola Scapparone, born in 1954, after a first enlightening experience in Locarno as a nurse, embarks on a path in Milan to train in the professions of the Health Department. In over twenty years of profession he has gone through important health reforms, such as the Basaglia law or the activation of infectious disease wards, which involved great organizational efforts within the health machine. In recent years Paola has developed an original perspective on her profession by focusing on the relationship with the person, obtained through listening to the person, and a conception of care that goes far beyond the medical aspect. Paola's second working "life" takes place within the University of Eastern Piedmont where she agrees to coordinate the newborn nursing course. A new challenge, which lasted twenty years, which allowed her to pour the experience gained in the privileged position of the Healthcare Department of Verbania onto the young talent.

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