At the end of the course students should be able to: understand basic principles and values in palliative care; identify and resolve the most common ethical dilemas in end of life care; assess and manage the common symptoms of advanced disese; practice supportive communication with severly ill patient and his family; know the organisation of pallitaive care in Brno
Basic concepts in palliative care: incurable disease, terminal disease, quality of life, palliative care, palliative medicine
Common symptoms of advanced disease: pain, dyspnea, anorexia, nausea, vomitting, diarhoea, constipation, anxiety, deúression, delirium
Psychology and communication in palliative care
Social work in palliative care
Spiritual needs and spiritual support in terminaly ill
Ethical issues in end of life care: advanced directives, withdrawal and witholding of life prolonging therapy, euthanasia, physician assisted suicide
Organisation and integration of palliative care in health care system
SLÁMA, Ondřej, Ladislav KABELKA and Jiří VORLÍČEK. Paliativní medicína pro praxi. 2., nezměn. vyd. Praha: Galén, 2011. 363 s. ISBN 9788072628490. info
Lectures, class discussion, discussion of clinical cases, visits in hospices
80% presence on lectures and seminars is required, written essay about some aspect of end of life care
Language in which the course is taught
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.