Course: Healthcare Provider Ethics

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Course title Healthcare Provider Ethics
Course code KE/EZE5
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Chrásková Jana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lecture Topics: 1. Philosophical disciplines and ethics. 2. The theory of morality, modern world and morality. Society and moral norms. Projecting of traditional ethical levels into occupational ethics. The value of professional activity in the system value of a person. 3. The principle of responsibility in relation to professional performance at work. 4. History and present of applied ethics (bioethics, medical ethics). Ethical aspects of performing a medical job, current discussion in the area of occupational ethics. 5. Ethical code and predispositions for their acceptance. Patients' rights and their role in humanization of medicine. 6. Problematic areas of bioethics. Ethical issues of assisted reproduction. 7. Ethical issues in geriatrics and palliative care. 8. The quality of life and human dignity, euthanasia and assisted suicide. 9. Gene technology: cloning, stem cells, embryonic research, question of genetic testing. Ethical questions of organ transplantation. 10. Research in medicine and its regulation. Ethical issues regarding implementation of new technologies - artificial organs. 11. Ethical issues connected with using alternative medicine, advertisement, distribution of financial resources in the area of health care.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The subject is designed as theoretical. The goal of teaching is to create basic preconditions enabling polemics on the duplicity of an ethical phenomenon in the sense of "what is and what should be".
Subject Knowledge: Students can define basic philosophical and ethical concepts emphasizing impulses which influence and contribute towards creating professional ethics of a healthcare provider. Professional Skills: The student is able to clarify principles of a modern ethical code used in health care system. These principles are consequently specified in a discussion and in the actual student's written assignment on selected ethical problems in health care.
Conditional subject was not determined.

Assessment methods and criteria
Active class participation. Written task realization on a given topic.
Recommended literature
  • Úmluva o lidských právech a biomedicíně. Ministerstvo zdravotnictví ČR, Praha 2000..
  • ANZENBACHER, A. Úvod do etiky. Praha, 2001. ISBN 80-200-0917-5.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, H.:. Informovaný souhlas. Praha: Galen, 2007. 104s. ISBN 978-80-7262-497-3.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, H. Lékařská etika. 1. vyd. Praha: Galén, 233 s. ISBN 80-85824-03-5. 1994.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, H. Práva pacientů. Komentované vydání. Nakl. Aleny Krtilové 1996.
  • KOŘENEK, J. Lékařská etika. Praha: Triton, 2004..
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. a kol. Proc NE eutanázii, aneb Být, ci nebýt. V kostelním Vydří:Karmelitánské vydavatelství,2008. 87s.ISBN 978-80-7195-258-9.
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. Vybrané kapitoly z lékařské etiky I. 1.vyd. Brno:LFMU,2002.75s.. 2002. ISBN 80-210-3917-8.
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. Vybrané kapitoly z lékařské etiky II. 1.vyd. Brno:LFMU,2000.67s.. ISBN 80-210-2416-X.
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. Vybrané kapitoly z lékařské etikyIII.1.vyd.Brno:LFMU,2000.56s.. 2000. ISBN 80-210-2417-8.
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. Vybrané kapitoly z lékařské etikyIV.1.vyd. Brno:LFMU,2000.65s.. 2000. ISBN 80-210-2499-2.
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. Zdravotnická etika od A do Z. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005, 156 s.. 2005. ISBN 80-247-1024-2.
  • Störig, H. J. Malé dějiny filozofie. Zvon, Praha 1991. 1991.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Occupational Therapy (P15) Health service 1 Winter