Table 1

The structure and content of the Florence course

DayFoundationsPrinciplesCase-studiesEvening lecturers
1Why care about consequences?Beneficence and non-maleficenceExtreme prematurity from induced abortionEuthanasia and the newborn
2Free will and responsibilityAutonomy and respect for personIntensive care in a situation of fatal diseaseFetuses, newborn and personhood
3Can justice be justified?Non-discrimination and solidarityThe Arthur casePriorities in health care
4To generalise or not to generalise?Free timeFetus/infant in research. Vaccination trialThe role of prognostic uncertainty
5The relevance of ethical theoriesFree timeFree timeThe EURONIC-project: end-of-life decisions in neonatal medicine