Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Midwifery
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (16 hours)
Voto Finale

Virtues and skills of a midwife. Definition of applied ethics (health care ethics, biomedical ethics); bioethics at the beginning and end of life; counselling, education, psychotherapy and ethics; ethical issues in the research, in the educational/clinical practice (truth telling, confidentiality, consent and so on), in the public health care and in health care policies (justice, vaccination, organ transplantation, animal rights, and so on). 16 hours of direct interpersonal teaching are required as a general basic introduction.
Vis a vis lessons/lectures are going to deal with some of these topics and to show the proper learning methodology to widen the issues. Individual ways of further studying and investigating in ethics are to be taught and tested in the classroom.

By following the introductory exposition by the professor (in order to achieve the above-mentioned educational aims), and by dealing with concrete biomedical problems-in-situation, cognitive knowledge, emotional discernment, communicating competence and history/ethics-applying skills are fostered and trained. Theories, principles, ways of reasoning, logical rules, linguistic ambiguities, styles of behavior, historical events and moral questions are presented, commented and analyzed in a pluralistic manner. Relevant key words and issues will be debated and interdisciplinary professional-technological dilemmas will be criticized and evaluated. Narrative texts, especially motion pictures, will involve the group in the emotional heart of complex cases, in order to outline the social and historical imaginary, to help the expression of individual/class insights and feelings, to prepare a mature staff decision.

Reception Hours: for more information and individual consultation or after class meeting in “Padiglione Antonini”, via Rossi 9, Varese, the student is invited to preliminarily contact the teacher at his email address ( Prof. Cattorini answers just signed letters coming from “” domain.


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