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

Legal, bioethic and deontological principles of professional practice - MEDICINA LEGALE

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Name of lecturer
Federica Bortolotti
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INF VI - 3° anno 2° sem dal Feb 3, 2020 al Mar 27, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

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.


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.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Silingardi Enrico Medicina Legale per i Corsi di Laurea ad orientamento Giuridico e Triennali (Edizione 1) Edizioni Idelson-Gnocchi 1908 srl 2020

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test

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