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

Legal, bioethic and deontological principles of professional practice [Matricole dispari] - BIOETICA

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Name of lecturer
Federica Bortolotti
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INF VR - 3° anno 2° sem dal Jan 27, 2020 al Mar 13, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at explaining to the students the ethical principles which should inspire their relationships with patients, colleagues, and professional community . 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 suitable for adequately facing the numerous and different issues of the clinical practice.


- Introduction to bioethics: the history of a new discipline
- Care relationship in a clinical setting: impact on daily practice of the historical changes.
- Bioethical principles: autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-maleficence.
- Bioethical issues of the beginning of the life : assisted pregnancy; voluntary pregnancy interruption; severe pre-term infants.
- Bioethical issues of Restraint and Clinical Trials
- Bioethycal issues of the end of the Life: euthanasia, living will, advanced care planning.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
R. Sala Etica e bioetica per l'infermiere (Edizione 7) Carrocci Faber 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple choice test

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