Students may ask lecturers questions at the end of each class. For enquiries outside of class time, students must make an appointment by email:
Josep Mª Guardiola: email@example.com
Mireia Baylina: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Villavicencio: email@example.com
In Bioethics I think on the value of human life and dignity as a principle basis for medical ethics, that is, for decision-making that involves mutual respect and responsibility in the doctor-patient relationship. In ethical theory based on principles the person is not something that remains at an abstract level, formal or inconsequential; on the contrary, becomes in daily medical practice problem solving that incorporates the knowledge from different disciplines both scientific and moral.
The development of medicine, science and new laws put in front us many new situations demanding answers for approval or rejection, and a theoretical justification that is difficult to propose in a pluralistic world whose interests are not always well identified.
We can't find in this discipline a list of rules on what to do or what not do in situations more or less definite. Looking to provide the student an open mind to principles and values that remain unchanged despite scientific and technical progress.
Have basic knowledge in Anthropology and Bioethics
1 - Recognize the ethical issues that arise in professional practice, identify conflicts and propose the most appropriate ethical solutions.
2 - Give the student the knowledge that enables them to analyze and define the ethical aspects of medical practice.
3 - learn the rights and duties of the individual as a patient and the rights and duties of the physician.
- Recognize the essential elements of the medical profession, including ethical principles, legal responsibilities and professional skills patient-centered.- Understand the importance of such principles for the benefit of patients, society and the profession, with special attention to confidentiality. - Know how to apply the principle of social justice practice and understand the ethical implications of health in a changing global context. - Develop professional practice with respect for patient autonomy, beliefs and culture. - Recognize the own limitations and the need to maintain and upgrade their professional skills, with particular emphasis on autonomous learning of new knowledge and skills and motivation for quality - Develop professional practice with respect to other health professionals, acquiring teamwork skills.
- Have a deep respect for the ethical and intellectual integrity.
- Have the ability to work as a team with initiative and entrepreneurship.
- Have the ability to respond to conflict situations when they occur.
- 01 - Recognise the essential elements of the medical profession, including ethical principles, legal responsibilities and patient-centered professional skills.
- 02 - Understand the importance of central principles, in particular of professional confidentiality for the benefit of patients, society and the profession.
- 03 - Know how to apply the principle of social justice to professional practice and understand the ethical implications of health in a changing global context.
- 04 - Develop professional practice with respect for patient autonomy, beliefs and culture.
- 05 - Recognize own limitations and the need to maintain and upgrade professional skills, with particular emphasis on autonomous learning of new knowledge and skills and motivation for quality.
- 06 - Develop professional practice with other health professionals, acquiring teamwork skills.
- 13 - Obtain and develop a clinical history that contains all relevant information.
- 18 - To indicate the most appropriate (pharmacological, surgical, psychological, social or other) treatments that are pertinent to the most prevalent procedures, in terms of rehabilitation and also terminally ill patients, including an evaluation of their effectiveness.
- 20 - Acquire adequate clinical experience in hospitals, health centers and other health institutions under supervision, as well as basic knowledge of clinical management and patient-centered proper use of tests, drugs and other health system resources.
- 21 - Listen carefully, obtain and synthesize relevant information about the problems affecting the patient and understand the contents of this information.
- 33 - Maintain and use records with patient data for later analysis, preserving the confidentiality of the data.
- CB-3 - To know how to evaluate and select the appropriate scientific theories and precise methodologies required by their field of study to make judgements based on incomplete or limited information. Where necessary and appropriate, this includes a reflection on the ethical and social responsibility linked to the solution suggested in each case.
- CTP-2 - To develop a perception and understanding of their own emotions and those of others, as well as the intelligence adjust answers.
- CTP-3 - To develop critical thinking and reasoning as well as self-assessment skills.
- CTS-1 - To know the principles of leadership and decision making in ordinary situations or in conflicts with and between various ethical, legal and professional elements.
- CTS-2 - To demonstrate sensitivity to environmental issues and act accordingly.
- CTS-3 - To promote and ensure respect for human rights and the principles of universal accessibility, equality, non-discrimination as well as the values of democracy and a culture of peace.
- The student has acquired the skills to identify and raise ethical issues in research and clinical practice.
- The student has acquired the knowledge to ensure respect for the dignity, security, privacy and autonomy of the person ill from the medical profession.
- The student has elements for clinical decision making from the interdisciplinary contribution of bioethics.
CM Introduction. The Portfolio
MC Medical professionalism
CM Professional colleges. Code of Ethics
MC Conscientious objection
MC Ethics of the distribution of health resources
MC Conflict of interests
MC Refusal of attendance
MC Confidentiality. Medical secrecy. Medical history
MC Informed Consent
MC Advance Wills: Living Will
MC Rejection of the treatment
CM Therapeutic limitation
End of life
MC Hospice care. Sedation terminal Vi
CM Conclusions of the Portfolios
MC Case Method
Teaching and learning activities
The master classes will be conducted in person, according to the planned schedule.
Small group classes will be held in person, according to the scheduled calendar. No change of group may be made in any case.
Evaluation systems and criteria
The final note is obtained by:
70% Theoretical exam. It is necessary to pass the exam to pass the subject. The final exam will consist of test questions and short questions
30% Portfolio, class attendance, participation and involvement, initiatives, analyzes of bioethics topics will be evaluated...
Bibliography and resources
CICCONE, L., Bioética. Historia, principios y cuestiones (trad. A. Esquivias), Palabra, Madrid, 2005.
SGRECCIA, E., Manual de Bioética; México, 1996.
COUCEIRO, A., Ética en cuidados paliativos; Triacastela, San Sebastián, 2004
NAVARRO-VALLS R., Conflictos entre conciencia y ley. Las objeciones de conciencia. Ed. Iustel. Madrid 2011.
Webs de referencia:
Centro de Documentación de Bioética. Universidad de Navarra http://www.unav.es/cdb/
Documents of the World Medical Association: http://www.wma.net
Bioethics news from around the world http://www.bioedge.org/
Portal de Bioética http://www.bioeticaweb.com
Asociación para la Defensa del Derecho a la Objeción de conciencia: http://www.andoc.es/
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