A global picture in Italian nursing historiography

The study of the history of the nursing profession in Italy has seen, over the decades of the last century, the development of interesting works of analysis and research, numerous in quantity and diversified in the various analytical strands considered. A global picture that has been taken into consideration by Giordano Cotichelli’s book: “Storiografia della Professione infermieristica in Italia (1945 – 2020)”. This text has the merit of constituting an unprecedented work of research useful for tracing the narrative identity of nurses written by themselves, showing the diversities that have been defined over time, expressions of the evolution of the profession itself and of professionals who, in talking about themselves, prove to be faithful witnesses of the contexts they belong to and important social indicators of the changes in history.