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Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
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Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
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Lesson (15 hours)
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After an introduction to bioethics, the course provides the deepening of the fun-damental issues that are related to it, such as the communication of the truth to the patient, the concepts of confidentiality and professional secrecy, the experimentation and the issues they face, end of life issues such as euthanasia (the difference between active and passive euthanasia), the proportionality of care, medical futility (when to suspend a futile treatment), abortion and assisted fertilization, ethics of resources allocation in health care, organ transplants from living and corpse (with discussions about criteria of defining brain death), the functions and the role of ethical consultant in health care system.

Mario Picozzi, Il trapianto di organi. Realtà clinica e questioni etico deontologiche, FrancoAngeli, 2010.
Mario Picozzi, Fino a quando? La rinuncia ai trattamenti sanitari, San Paolo Editore, 2012.
Mario Picozzi, Omar Ferrario, Il diavolo è nei dettagli, Rosenberg, 2016
Mario Picozzi, Renzo Pegoraro, A.G. Spagnolo, La consulenza etica, Piccin, 2016

The course consists in 16 hours of lectures (1 CFU). The lectures are supported by the projection of PPT slides. The minimum attendance frequency required is 75% of the program.

The Professor is available for further clarification and doubts only by appointment, after an e-mail request. The Professor answers only e-mail signed and coming from the


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