[Autom. eng. transl.] The l. 113/2020 addresses the problem of attacks on health personnel through a mix of measures preventive and repressive. The common criminal law already sanctioned these conducts, but the status of the offended persons implies the introduction of a new crime, which punishes with a penalty of up to 16 years of imprisonment the very serious injuries inflicted on health workers in the exercise or due to the functions performed , is of a new common aggravating circumstance, if the passive subject of crimes committed with violence or threat is a health or social health worker. This is an operation that ends up feeding the currents of symbolic criminal law and victim-centric criminal law: it is intended to reassure the minds of health professionals, but risks leaving the underlying causes unaltered vulnerable subjects, such as patients, to break a taboo, deciding to violate the physical safety of their benefactors. Not only that: because the sanctioning tightening does not correspond to an investment to improve the quality of care and communication, the distance between patient and caregiver in the care relationship is in danger of increasing.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Nobody touches Hippocrates. Criminal combat against violence committed against health personnel|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- art. 583-quater c.p.
- violenze ai danni del personale sanitario