Etica, deontologia infermieristica e regolamentazione professionale dei ruoli nella pratica avanzata

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The aim of the teaching is to acquire the advanced, ethical-deontological and regulatory skills of
- critical analysis of nursing ethics and deontology theories and methods and their application in advanced practice ;
- identification and critical reading of new tensions in the relationship between nursing profession and society in health care;
- application of contents knowledge and limitations to the ethical commitments of nurses in the relationship with the person, with the aim of pursuing his/her health and well-being, encouraging his/her participation in the choices of care and contributing to the equal distribution of resources in health care;
- systematic analysis of ethical problems and moral dilemmas detectable in nursing practice;
- critical analysis of different ethical perspectives guiding ethical decision making in practice within the health care system;
- analysis of critical capacity to justify ethical, legal and professional decision-making in practice,
- critical analysis, regulatory and ethical, of the development of roles and their impact on the aims and levels of advanced practice in the professional and organisational settings
- critical analysis and development of the professional basis of decision making in advanced clinical practice;
- critical analysis and enhancement of the skills needed to deal with intra- and inter-professional role conflicts in order to express and guide responsible professional behaviour.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will analyse with an advanced professional perspective the ethical and deontological problems of nursing practice according to methods derived from ethical theories for the identification of solution alternatives.
He/she will analyse the advanced practice roles of the nurse in the society and in the social and health contexts with reference to the evolution of the legislation in order to identify perspectives of change useful to pursue the improvement of the health of the population.
To Apply advanced knowledge to ethical problems and dilemmas of nursing practice with reference to nursing ethics and regulation of roles in practice.
To analyse with an advanced professional perspective the impact of new nursing roles on the practice and improvement of nursing care in clinical, hospital, non-hospital and residential settings taking into account inter- and intra-professional relationships.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
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
Definition of advanced practice nursing roles according to international and national perspectives
The impact of advanced practice roles in clinical, organisational, didactic and research contexts with regard to the improvement outcomes of nursing care and health care
Intra- and inter-professional relationships and decision making of advanced practice roles in nursing teams in health care facilities and in the community
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 responsabilita' 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.
Guidelines on advanced practice nursing , International Council of Nurses, 2020
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