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

Legal, bioethic and deontological principles of professional practice [Matricole pari] (2017/2018)

Course code
4S000034
Credits
4
Coordinator
Elisabetta Allegrini

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
DEONTOLOGIA E REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELL'ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE 1 MED/45-NURSING INF VR - 3° anno 2° sem Elisabetta Allegrini
MEDICINA LEGALE 1 MED/43-FORENSIC MEDICINE INF VR - 3° anno 2° sem Franco Tagliaro
BIOETICA 2 MED/02-MEDICAL HISTORY INF VR - 3° anno 2° sem Franco Tagliaro

Learning outcomes

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MM: DEONTOLOGIA E REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELL'ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE
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This course provides an introduction to the deontological principles and the criteria witch a nursing student should be consider in the relationship whit patients and the professional community. This course is focused on the developing ethical knowledge, professional autonomy and responsibility coherent to the nurses profile and to the new health problem.
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MM: MEDICINA LEGALE
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The aim of the course is to provide to the students the basic knowledge of the most important medico legal issues, which they will face as nurses. In particular, the course will be focused on the problems concerning the informed consent and that concerning the activity of reporting medical information to the Prosecutor.
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MM: BIOETICA
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The teaching is aimed at explaining to the students the ethical principles on which their relationships with patients, colleagues, and professional community should be based. The course will be focused at developing the ethical and deontological knowledge of the students in order to implement an autonomous and responsible professional acting which should be congruent with the issues of the clinical practice.

Syllabus

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MM: DEONTOLOGIA E REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELL'ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE
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Knowing the reference law for the professional role Deontology and ethics principles in the nursing profession The process of deontological code creation Regulatory references for professional practice: profile, deontological code, training Deontology and ethics: analysis of concepts and their purposes and integrations in care decisions The themes of the code of ethics applied to specific situations: guide values, the will of the patient, protection of dignity (restraint and dignity and will), protection of safety, responsibility and improvement of the quality of care and work Relationship between professionals: working in a team, interprofessional practice, relationship with institutions
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MM: MEDICINA LEGALE
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Criminal Law and Legal Medicine - causal relationship - homicide and personal injuries Patient-clinician relationship - informed consent - debarment - doctor-patient confidentiality Reporting medical information to the Prosecutor’s Office and to the Health Care Administration Signs of death and certification of death Main Law of medico legal interest: Italian Law on legal abortion (L.194/78), Italian Law on sexual assaults (L. 66/96), Italian Law on compulsory medical treatment (L. 180/78). Principles of legal responsibility in cases of medical malpractice.
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MM: BIOETICA
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- Historical bases of bioethics - The principles of bioethics (beneficiency, non maleficiency, autonomy, justice) - Bioethics, Law and Medical Dentology - The components of decision process in difficult cases. - Fundamental rights and principles - Informed consent - Patient-Clinician relationship - The balance of different interests

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: DEONTOLOGIA E REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELL'ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE
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The final examination will consist of open questions to assess students' understanding of the concepts covered in the course.
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MM: MEDICINA LEGALE
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Multiple choice test
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MM: BIOETICA
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Multiple-choice test





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