Nursing ethics and professional nursing regulation

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The purpose of teaching is to acquire the advanced ethical-deontological and regulatory skills of:
- analysis of knowledge and methods of traditional nursing deontology;
- identification and critical reading of new tensions in the relationship between nursing profession and society;
- application of knowledge on the contents and limits of the ethical commitments of nurses in the relationship with the person, with the aim of health and well-being pursuing, encouraging participation in care choices and contributing to equitable and shared allocation of resources;
- systematic analysis of detectable ethical problems in nursing practice to express and guide responsible professional behaviours;
- understanding of the significance of the historical evolution of the nursing care history regulation in contemporary times and identification of a prospect for the future development of the profession.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will analyze the ethical and deontological problems of nursing practice according to methods derived from ethical theories for identification of alternative solutions.
Will analyse the nurse's role in society and in social and health context with reference to the current regulation in order to identify prospects for change useful for pursuing the health of the population.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
Regulations relating to the professional practice of Nurses and Midwives
Legislation relating to the professional responsibility of Nurses and Midwives
Regulations relating to the professional training of Nurses and Midwives
Regulations relating to the management of Nurses and Midwives
Regulations relating to the ordination of the Nurses' and Midwives' professional orders
Regulations relating to the composition and functioning of the Ethics Committees
Informed consent regulation for conducting clinical trials
Regulations relating to the drafting of the clinical-care documentation
Definition, identification and contextualization of professional principles and values
Reasoning methods and ethical and regulatory tools for the analysis of daily clinical activity
Clinical and Clinical Auto cases, to avoid communication errors (verbal and non-verbal)
Acquisition of professional and ethical responsibility through knowledge of the relationship of conduct, cause and harm to the person.
Definition and transmission of contents and of the "Patient Oriented" assistance path
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites except for the admission test.
Teaching methods
Frontal lesson
Teaching Resources
Regulations used are available on the course website (Ariel online teaching portal)
Benci L., Bernardi A., Fiore A., Frittelli T., Gasparrini V., H. Maurizio, Martinengo P., Rodriguez D., Rossi W., Tartaglia R., Tita A., 2017. Sicurezza delle cure e responsabilità sanitaria - Collana Medicina Commentario alla legge 24/2017.
Conferenza Permanente per i rapporti tra lo Stato, le Regioni e le Provincie Autonome di Trento e di Bolzano - Patto per la salute per gli anni 2019-2021.
Fry S.T., Johnston M.J. Etica per la pratica infermieristica. Una guida per prendere decisioni etiche. Milano, CEA. 2004.
Assessment methods and Criteria
Written test with multiple choice questions and open questions with short answer. Rating in thirtieth.
MED/45 - NURSING - University credits: 9
Lessons: 72 hours