Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Vicenza)

Legal, bioethic and deontological principles of professional practice (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000034
Credits
4
Coordinator
Christian Dall'Olmo

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
DEONTOLOGIA E REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELL'ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE 1 MED/45-NURSING INF VI - 3° anno 2° sem Christian Dall'Olmo
MEDICINA LEGALE 1 MED/43-FORENSIC MEDICINE INF VI - 3° anno 2° sem Federica Bortolotti
BIOETICA 2 MED/02-MEDICAL HISTORY INF VI - 3° anno 2° sem Nereo Zamperetti

Learning outcomes

The teaching introduces the student to inspiring precepts and parameter’s comprehension, aim to operate with patient, colleagues and professional community; it focuses on the development of ethical and deontological knowledges which fund independent, responsible and coherent professionalism’s precepts with actual problems

Syllabus

Module: MEDICINA LEGALE
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Criminal Law and Legal Medicine
- causal relationship
- homicide and related crimes
Care relationship
- informed consent
- debarment
- secret professional
Reporting medical information to the Prosecutor’s Office and to the Health Care Administration
Signs of death and certification of death.
Main Laws of medico legal interest: abortion, sexual assaults, compulsory medical treatment.
Principles of legal responsibility in cases of medical malpractice.




Module: BIOETICA
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Bioethics’ precepts
Bioethics, right, deontology
Difficult situations’ decisional process’s components.




Module: DEONTOLOGIA E REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELL'ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE
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Regulations’ references for the professional exercise.
Deontology and ethics: examination of the concepts, of their purpose and integration within the caregiving decisions.
The building process of the Nursing Code of Ethics and of the “IPASVI Collegio Professionale”: meaning and functions.
Deontological codex’s themes:
- Leading virtues in nursing practice
- Respecting the patience’s willing and desire.
- Human dignity protection
- Management of pain
- Refusal of therapeutic obstinacy and euthanasia
- The "restraint" question
- Safeguard of privacy
- Improvement of the professional quality: frequent updating; selfstudy; employment of the international Guide Lines; continous training and participation at the national ECM program; the use of social networks
- Promotion the virtues of justice and equity
- Interprofessional connection and safeguard of professional decorum: team working, interprofessional practice, clinical risk management

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: MEDICINA LEGALE
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Multiple choice test


Module: BIOETICA
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Written test


Module: DEONTOLOGIA E REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELL'ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE
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Writing Test

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
L. Benci Aspetti giuridici della professione infermieristica (Edizione 6) McGraw Hill 2011
L. Papi Elementi di medicina legale per infermieristica Edizioni Plus - Universita' di Pisa 2009




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