Course: Philosophy in nursing

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Course title Philosophy in nursing
Course code KOPA/FIOW
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
Objects of philosophy. Interrelationship of philosophy and medcine. World-view of philosophy, its developement and its influence to health personell and clients, patients. Worth hierarchy. Basic ethical codexes of mediacal personell Human views to life, death, health and illness Quality and sense of human life from philosopher's view, health worker's view and patient's view. Rights for health and personal responsibility for health Thanatology and euthanasia task

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
This subject is a part of subjects participating in formation of character, intellective and professional nurse's qualities. It helps to create attitudes to oneself, other people, society. Students are led to understand the relationship between philosophy and medicine, it explains how the world's opinion influenced medical practice and clients. It explains philosophic aspects in relation to thanatology.
Students are motivated to form their character, intelectual and professional characteristics of nurse, to create correct attitude to themselves, to others and to society.
Conditional subject was not determined

Assessment methods and criteria
Credits: seminary essay, check test
Recommended literature
  • ADAMCOVÁ, L.; DUDÁK, V.; VENTURA,V. Základy filozofie, etiky. Praha: Fortuna, 1995..
  • AZENBACHER, A. Úvod do filosofie. Praha: Portál, 2004. 2004. ISBN 80-7178-804-X.
  • BARTLOVÁ, S. Vybrané kapitoly ze sociologie medicíny. Brno: IDV PZ, 1993..
  • BLECHA, I.:. Filozofie. Olomouc: 1998..
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, H. Lékařská etika. 2.vyd. Praha: Galén, 1997..
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, H. Manuálek o etice a vstřícném chování pro zdravotní laboranty. 1.vyd. Praha: Galén, 1998..
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ,H. Thanatologie -nauka o umírání a smrti. Praha: Galén, 2000. 2000. ISBN 80-7262-034-7.
  • JOBÁNKOVÁ, M. Vybrané problémy psychologie zdravotnické činnosti. Brno: IDV PZ, 1992..
  • Kořenek,J. Lékařská etika,Olomouc,UP. 2001. ISBN 80-244-0324-2.
  • ŘÍČAN, P.; ROZSYPALOVÁ, M. Speciální psychologie pro zdravotní sestry. MZ ČSR, 1981.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies General Nurse (A09) Health service 1 Winter