Ethics In Healthcare Services (experiences in the daily management of bioethical issues in healthcare)

97,60 € (80,00 € IVA esclusa) cad.

Title:Ethics In Healthcare Services (experiences in the daily management of bioethical issues in healthcare)
Recipients:for all professions. For healthcare personnell 10 Italian CME credits will be assigned upon completion of the course. Such credits are recognized in other Countries according to specific international agreements.
Dates:From 29 october 2014 to 29 october 2015
Estimated duration:10 hours
Italian CME credits:10 italian credit. Can be validated in other Countries according to specific international agreements.
Scientific referee:Alessandro Buriani
Teachers:Alessandro Buriani, Anna Signorelli
Assessment of participants:Questionnaire (multiple answers and double randomization)
Fee:80,00 euro + VAT

Those who manage or work in an healthcare service environment are often faced with choices that can have ethical or moral implications, either because they can have direct impact on people's private lives, their physical and psychological integrity, their principles or ethical rules, on their values. The importance of the ethical dimension in healthcare deserves a special attention from healthcare professionals, considering the sensitive nature of the services that often expose situations of fragility and vulnerability of human existence. The patient is placed at the center of the attention, and care has to be taken to secure a high quality and safe healthcare service to everybody, regardless of age, language, race, nationality, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, status , religion, political belief.

Only a comprehensive approach aimed at the wellness of the patient allows a proper decision on treatment. Adopting a similar approach, which does not just consider the single organ or single disease, but the patient as a whole, is the best way to respect human dignity. In fact, the protection of the intrinsic value of every human being ( which we call dignity ) is the ultimate aim of every community ( as solemnly proclaimed in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights) and should therefore be the reference point of each practice including medical practice. The same traditional principles of bioethics (beneficience/non maleficience, autonomy and justice) specify what is requested for the dignity of each patient. The first way in which we respect every human being and its intrinsic value is to protect its physical and mental integrity, and at the same time to avoid damage ( primum non nocere ). Secondly, the respect for human dignity requires that the identity of the people is respected, which is expressed as a priority in their free and informed choices. Finally, when you are making choices in healthcare it is also necessary to consider the parameter of Justice, to ensure that everyone receives the same level of care.

For these reasons it is essential, before embarking on a treatment or provide a healthcare service, to carefully consider whether it is appropriate and consistent with the overall good of the patient. We can summarize the reference values in health care in: patient-centered, clinical excellence, medical scientific and technological innovation, transparency and completeness in communication, professional enhancement of human capital, security, honesty.

The ethical framework is the document that gathers and rationalizes the ethical issues, defines the guidelines and procedures for management at all levels. The ethical framework contains guidelines, best practices, rights, duties and responsibilities that healthcare organizations can take specifically, on condition of reciprocity, in relation to their internal and external stakeholders: users, health care personnel and administrators, organizations representatives, consultants, government, referring physicians, suppliers and contractors, partners, insurance companies and social security institutions, associations, media and the community.

The course aims at presenting a framework of ethical and behavioral guidelines that are made available to healthcare professionals to deal with ethical choices and to understand what may be, in the context of healthcare organizations, the tools available, codes, regulations and ethics committees. It also explains how the dimension of ethics is inherent in every action, choice and relationship and how this affects both the patient and the staff.

Examples of real cases with ethical implications will also be presented that may be encountered in the daily reality of an healthcare organization and guidelines will be given to address them.

Acquisition of technical and professional skills
Participants will gain specific skills on how to use specific guidelines and forms for reporting ethical issues and the management of situations with ethical implications.

Acquisition of process skills
Participants will gain specific skills on the process of managing ethical issues in healthcare.

Acquisition of system skills
Participants will gain specific skills on the development of ethical guidelines and the management of ethical related issues within the context of a healthcare quality system.