Course: Healthcare Provider Ethics

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Course title Healthcare Provider Ethics
Course code KF/EZF5
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 topic: 1. Philosophical discipline and ethics. 2. Moral theory, contemporary world and morality. Society and moral norms. Traditional ethical principles projected into the professional ethics. Value of the professional activity in the value system of the human. 3. Principles of accountability in relation to a profession. 4. History and present of applied ethics (bioethics, medical ethic). Ethic aspects of a health care profession, contemporary discussion of professional ethics. 5. Codes of Ethics and their acceptation .Patients' rights and their role in the humanization of medicine. 6. Problematic areas of bioethics. Ethic issue of assisted reproduction. 7. Ethic problems in geriatric and palliative care. 8. Quality of life a human dignity, euthanasia and assisted suicide. 9. Genotechnology - clone, stem cells, embryonic research, question of a genetic testing, Ethical questions of organs transplantation. 10. Research in medicine and its regulation. Ethical issues and new technology - fake organs. 11. Ethical issues linked with using alternative medicine, advertisement, the allocation of financial resources in medicine.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The course is conceived as theoretical. The aim is to create basic assumptions for the ability to argue over the ethical phenomenon within the meaning of ,, what it is and what it should be"
Subject Knowledge: Student can define basic philosophical and ethical concepts with emphasis on incentives that influence and contribute to the development of professional ethics of medical staff. Subject Skills: Student is able to explain current ethical codes used in the health sector, which are subsequently concretized in discussion and in individual project on selected issues of ethic in health care.
Conditional subject was not determined.

Assessment methods and criteria
Active participation in classes. Written project 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 Physiotherapy (P15) Health service 1 Winter