NURSING, MIDWIFERY AND GYNAECOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To encourage students to reflection about the major ethical issues related to the care and taking care of patients.
Analysis of issues and ethical issues pertaining to the profession of midwifery .
Analysis and discussion of clinical cases of ethical interest.
Course contents summary
Birth of Bioethics as a discipline and its statutes, ethical theories in Bioethics. Human being and the human person.
Ethical theories in bioethics: bioethics liberal - libertarian, utilitarian bioethics.
Bioethics principles, personalistic bioethics.
Learn about ethics: reproductive technologies, surrogacy, ectogenesis, prenatal diagnosis.
Bioethics and contraceptive, interdeptive, and contragestative methods. Cloning.
Definition, origin and status of bioethics. The new code of ethics of the midwife. Screening of short film.
Ethical theories in bioethics: bioethics liberal - libertarian , utilitarian bioethics Bioethics principles, personalistic bioethics. Bioethics at the beginning of human life. Bioethics at the end of human life.
D’Agostino F., Palazzani L., “Bioetica: nozioni fondamentali. Ed. La scuola, 2007
Frontal lessons, interactive lessons and group work. Slides and audiovisual material
Assessment methods and criteria
The student’s knowledge, topics’ comprehension and her/his skill to apply them on the occupational contexts will be evaluated by questions on the topics related to the course content. Failed answer to one or more questions or proved insufficiency of the basic knowledge on the subject will preclude the successful completion of the exam. In case of completion of the exam, an evaluation that contributes to the final grade of the course will be defined and it will be based on the achievement of the objectives (excellent, good, fair, fully sufficient, barely sufficient).