SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH IN MIDWIFERY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course is to make students aware of the ethical aspects of the midwife’s profession especially those concerning relations with the patient, and to bring to their knowledge the increasingly more complex issues linked to scientific and technological progress at the beginning of life.
Course contents summary
History of Bioethics. Principles of Bioethics and ethical theories. The issue of the Human Embryo. Medically assisted procreation and in vitro insemination: ethical aspects. Rights of the embryo and of the couple. Rights conflicts. Biotechnology: cloning, stem cells, bioengineering. The human genome and the frontiers of science. The midwife-patient relationship. Organ donations for transplantation purposes. Living-donor transplants. The ethics of organ transplantation. Euthanasia and heroic measures: Living wills. Economy and ethics in medicine: the choices.
P. Cattorini: Bioetica. Metodo ed elementi di base per affrontare problemi clinici.
S.Spinsanti. Bioetica e Nursing. Ed McGraw-Hill