Course: Health ethics and philosophy

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Course title Health ethics and philosophy
Course code KOPA/ZETX
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
Relation between philosophy and medicine Value hierarchy Worldwide opinion in philosophy, its developement Historical resources of ethic issues Importance of ethics for work of midwife Basic medical ethic codex Thanatology and euthanasia issues Developement of oppinion to quality and sense of human life at different age groups Human oppinion to life, death, health and illness to quality and sense of human life from view of philosophers, medical workers, patients Ethical problems of basic medicine subjects Ethical problems of child medicine subjects Ethical problems in gynecology Ethical problems in obstetrics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The subject is focused on ethic questions of a nursing profession pursuance that include justice, autonomy, truthfulness, faithfulness and honesty. A nursing profession must be based on a professional attitude to a patient. It acquaints with an integration of ethic principles into the Ethic codex and it even touches the ethic dilemmas in manners and behaviour of medical professionals to clients - patients. It takes part in the formation of character qualities and it contributes to freedom of thinking and speech.
Student understands to valuation system ( faith, conviction), which creats bascis for professional behaviour of midwives. They understad to substance of changes in relations of medical profession - clent/patient/ paternalism - partnership/. They are introduced to basic issues - bioethics. They know relations between ethic and law norms. They know importance of obligatory discretion. They know patient's rights for self-determination. They know principles of conveyance the truth to patient. They know basic Ethic codex of nursing.
Requirements are not given

Assessment methods and criteria
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Recommended literature
  • AZENBACHER, A. Úvod do filosofie. Praha: Portál, 2004. 2004. ISBN 80-7178-804-X.
  • Fišerová,J. Etika v ošetřovatelství-pomocný učební text,Brno,IDVPZ. 1995.
  • Haškovcová. Lékařská etika,Praha,Galén. 1997. ISBN 80-85824-54-X.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ,H. České ošetřovatelství 12 -Zdravotnické právo v ošetřovatelské praxi I. Brno: IDV PZ,2003. 2003. ISBN 80-7013-376-7.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ,H. České ošetřovatelství 5 - Manuálek o etice. Brno: IDV PZ, 2000. 2000. ISBN 80-7013-310-4.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ,H. České ošetřovatelství 9 - Jak učit a jak se naučit lékařskou etiku.Brno: IDV PZ, 2001. 2001. ISBN 80-7013-349-X.
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ,H. Thanatologie -nauka o umírání a smrti. Praha: Galén, 2000. 2000. ISBN 80-7262-034-7.
  • Kořenek,J. Lékařská etika,Olomouc,UP. 2001. ISBN 80-244-0324-2.
  • MUNZAROVÁ, M. Zdravotnická etika od A do Z. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005, 156 s.. 2005. ISBN 80-247-1024-2.
  • O´CONNOR, M., ARANDA, S. Paliativní péče pro sestry všech oborů. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2005, 324 s.. 2005. ISBN 80-247-1295-4.
  • Thompson, M. Přehled etiky. Praha, 2004.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (A08) Health service 1 Winter