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

Legal, bioethic and deontological principles of professional practice [Matricole dispari] - DEONTOLOGIA E REGOLAMENTAZIONE DELL'ESERCIZIO PROFESSIONALE

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Elisabetta Allegrini
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INF VR - 3° anno 2° sem dal Jan 27, 2020 al Mar 13, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

This course provides an introduction to the deontological principles and the criteria which a nursing student should be consider in the relationship with patients and the professional community. This course is focused on developing ethical knowledge, professional autonomy and responsibility coherent to the nurses profile and to the new health problems.


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

Assessment methods and criteria

The final examination will consist of open questions to assess students' understanding of the concepts covered in the course.

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