ETICA, LINGUAGGIO E NARRAZIONE

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Physiotherapy
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2019/2020
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2019/2020
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
1
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
12
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (12 hours)
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

F

Cases of conflict between moral principles and new Italian and European laws about the aims, role and limits of the professions/professionals involved in the biomedical field (doctors, technicians, researchers, educators, social workers).
Educational virtues and health care skills in physiotherapy. 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)

The students may choose the preferred handbook(s), among those presented here and described during the oral lessons. In any case, the students have to learn all the issues/contents aforesaid.
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.

By following the introductory exposition by the professor, and by dealing with concrete situational problems in physiotherapy, cognitive knowledge, emotional discernment, communicating competence and ethics-applying skills are fostered and trained. Theories, principles, ways of reasoning, logical rules, linguistic ambiguities, styles of behaviour and moral questions are presented, commented and analyzed in a pluralistic manner (as in a real physiotherapeutic staff). Relevant key words and issues will be debated and interdisciplinary professional dilemmas will be criticized and evaluated. Narrative texts, especially motion pictures, will involve the group in the emotional heart of complex cases, outline the social imaginary, help the expression of individual insights and feelings, prepare a mature staff decision.

Mail Address: paolo.cattorini@uninsubria.it; Reception Hours:: for more information and individual consultation in “Padiglione Antonini”, via Rossi 9, Varese, the student is invited to preliminarily contact the teacher at his email address.