Bioethical implications: Villa Orchidea Creative Commons, Attribution alone (BY)
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Authors: Marco Annoni
Medicine
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In this module we propose an intellectual experiment as a tool to discuss the main ethical aspects of medicine and research, especially when public decisions must be made not only as scientific community but as a society as a the whole. Starting from the “reasons” given by students for their choices, with the guide of the teacher, all the different moral bases of choices will be investigated, to try to reach a consensus shared as a group. The experiment can be declined in different fields of medicine such as animal research, vaccination, priority of care, end of life (including choices about euthanasia). Medicine and science gives us some instruments. Is it right to use them? How and under which circumstances?”
Technical requirements
  Computer, video projector and screen
Knowledge acquisition gain
  This intellectual experiment is functional to discuss the main ethical aspects of medicine and research, especially when public decisions must be made not only as scientific community but as a society on the whole. Starting form the “reasons” given by students for their choices, with the guide of the teacher, all the different moral bases of choices will be investigated, to try to reach a consensus shared as a group. The experiment can be declined in different fields of medicine such as animal research, vaccination, priority of care, end of life (including choices about euthanasia)? The big question is: medicine and science gives us some instruments. Is it right to use them? How and under which circumstances?

Workforce in Medicine

In the EU, jobs for health professionals - such as health practitioners, nursing professionals, and paramedicals - grew by 9% in the past five years. Jobs for health associate professionals - such as lab technicians and medical assistants - grew by 13%. Overall, they account for 6% of all jobs in the EU. As of 2016, around 13 million European health workers are employed. Most of them work in the health & social care sector. A small minority of health professionals works in other sectors - for example as consultants, professors, or public servants. In the next years, jobs for health professionals will increase by 5%, and jobs for health associates will increase by 10%.