Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will provide students with the basic juridical concepts and principal applicable standards and doctrines of specific interest for correctly performing nursing activity within the current healthcare profession context.
Participation in at least ? of classroom lessons and study of recommended texts.
Course contents summary
Legal aspects of this profession. Nursing Code of Ethics as the criteria for exercising this profession. Legal overview and basic concepts pertaining to civil and penal offences. Psychological aspect of crime. Cause and concurrent causes. Motives for non-punishability and imputability: Exclusion criteria. Principal healthcare related crimes. Legal aspects of the medical record: the crimes of forgery and fraud in a public document. Healthcare documentation for which nursing professionals are responsible. Privacy laws: protection of sensitive data. Legal competency and the ability to act: disablement, disqualification and providing support. Legislation regarding maternity rights and voluntary interruption of pregnancy: conscientious objection. Primary aspects of the application of legislation regarding the removal and transplanting of organs and tissue. Consent for medical procedures. Mandatory healthcare treatment and physical constriction of the patient. The healthcare worker-patient relationship: professional responsibility of the nurse.
1) Copy of teaching materials for each lesson
2) Benci L.: Aspetti giuridici della professione infermieristica. Elementi di Legislazione sanitaria ? Ed. McGraw-Hill Italia (most recent edition)
Classroom lectures supplemented by audiovisual aids
Written exam (closed answer questions) at the end of the unit, or an oral exam on the basis of the exam schedule.