Key Responsibilities

-         Lecturing on Healthcare Law And Ethics on undergraduate and post graduate programmes     aimed at health care professionals

-         Director of Centre For Life Ethics sand Organ Donation. Launching 28th June 2018

-     Publication areas, Consent, Euthanasia, Medical legal matters, Child Abuse


Areas Of Interest

 _     Area of particular interest consent to treatment, clinical negligence, medico legal law,  

 chaperones, organ donation, ethics and bio-ethics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Patient Autonony And Micro Consent


  1. Marinaccio-Joseph, P. Families of healthcare staff who die from coronavirus could claim for more than £60,000
  2. Marinaccio-Joseph, P. Nurses as chaperones: legal obligations and implications. Nursing Times, 115(7), 18-21.
  3. Marinaccio-Joseph, P. Inappropriate chaperoning during intimate examinations could be endangering vulnerable patients

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    This module provides students with theoretical knowledge and understanding of safeguarding within health and social care. This is a broad introduction to safeguarding and will include the development of relevant legal frameworks and guidance and the responsibilities of different professional groups and agencies to work together to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults.

  • SHC150 Professional Practice 1

    This is an introductory module that prepares students for work in the healthcare science clinical practice environment.

  • SHF108 Introduction to Personal and Professional Development

    This module provides an introduction to the skills and knowledge required for personal and professional development for health care providers.

  • SHF302 Continuing Personal and Professional Development

    This module considers key issues in osteopathy and health care practice based on reflection from student placements and learning. This module will be delivered through group discussion and feedback sessions.

  • SHG107 An Introduction to Healthcare Practice

    This module provides an introduction to core nursing concepts, such as law, ethics, research, numeracy and health promotion. Completion of this module will empower the student to participate effectively in the delivery of healthcare practice. And the student will have the opportunity to undertake a range of clinically focussed skills appropriate to their relevant professional body. This core module also addresses key areas in study development using a variety of learning strategies to ensure the student can effectively acquire and utilise knowledge.

  • SHG392 Health Care and the Law

    The aim of the module is to raise awareness of the legal principles that underpin health care.

  • SHH211 Health Law and Practice

    This module focuses on the role of law in health care practice with a range of client groups.

  • SHHM16 Ethics and Philosophy of Social Research

    This module will address the ethics of conducting social research. The discussion of research ethics will include, but not be limited to, informed consent and how to protect the anonymity of research participants. Discussions will also address the limits of researchers' obligations to protect anonymity and confidentiality, along with taking a more detailed look at the process of applying for university research ethics approval. Philosophical problems associated with conducting social research will be explored - asking questions such as 'How is our understanding of others limited? ''Are my research findings objective?¿.

  • SHHM50 Assistive Technology in Health and Social Care

    This module is aimed at those who wish to widen their knowledge, understanding and use of the potential transformative power of assistive technology in improving the quality of life of people living with long term and chronic conditions.

  • SHN271 Health Promotion and Public Health (Adult)

    Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurse‿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurse‿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

  • SHNM00 Introduction to Nursing (Adult)

    This module will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and professional values that underpin safe, effective, evidence-based practice. A range of teaching methods will be used to develop fundamental nursing skills including, bio science, infection prevention and control, moving and handling; vital signs; recognition and response to abnormal parameters; nursing documentation; therapeutic management of aggression and de-escalation; fundamental care delivery; basic life support; and introduction to medicines management. Students will learn about historical and contemporary nursing practices and explore how nursing will develop in the future.

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    The module¿s objectives are to provide students with an appreciation of the connection between our concept of the person and our understanding of some of the conditions that are the objects of medical attention, including aspects of mental health, disability, genetics and dying.

  • SHPM45 Introduction to Law and Medicine

    This module introduces the legal system in England & Wales and its role in medicine. Students will be introduced to the nature of law and legal argument and learn how to evaluate case law in relation to consent to examination and treatment.

  • SHPM46 Patients, Professionals and the Law

    This module introduces the students to the law relating to negligence, reproduction, end of life issues and confidentiality through the use of case law and statute law.

  • SHPM47 Mental Health, Mental Capacity and the Law

    This module introduces students to the laws relating to mental health and mental capacity. Case law will be used to analyse the role of law in this area and mental health will be used as a basis for considering the impact of human rights on healthcare.