A good general knowledge acquired by the media and literary texts.
Training the students for a coherent ethical reasoning in biomedical, social and educational contexts of health care research, practice and work; fostering the personal skills in perceiving a moral dilemma, in justifying an individual evaluation and in dealing with a disagreement inside the staff; implementing the competences in narrative ethics.
For what concernes History of Medicine (SdM):The objective of the course is to provide the foundations of medico-western thinking, investigating it through hippocratic-galenic medicine.
Educational virtues and health care skills. Definition of biomedical ethics; bioethics at the beginning and end of life; psychotherapy and ethics; ethical issues in the research, in the clinical practice (truth telling, confidentiality, consent and so on), in the public health care (justice, vaccination, organ transplantation, animal rights, and so on) [for details, see the index of the suggested handbooks]. Teaching methodology: theoretical lessons; group debate; interpretation of emotional responses; applying principles to narrative plots.
Definition of medicine
Instinctive medicine and regular medicines
Hippocrates - The Oath - Theory of Humors
Galen - The physiological anatomy system
P.M. Cattorini, Bioetica.Metodo ed elementi di base per affrontare problemi clinici, Elsevier, Milano, 4th ed., 2011; P.M. Cattorini, Bioetica e cinema, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2° ed. 2006; T.L. Beauchamp – J.F. Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Oxford Univ. Press, last edition; G.Boniolo-P.Maugeri, Eds., Etica alle frontiere della biomedicina Milano, Mondadori, 2014; D. Neri, La bioetica in laboratorio, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2005.
G. ARMOCIDA - B. ZANOBIO, Storia della medicina, Masson, Milano 2002