VLKM081 Communication in medicine

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
3/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. PhDr. Marcela Bendová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Jahnová (lecturer)
PhDr. Jiří Libra (lecturer)
MUDr. Hana Mihulová (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Kateřina Skřivanová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Marcela Bendová, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Practical Medicine - Institutions shared with the Faculty Hospital Brno - Adult Age Medicine - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Marcela Bendová, Ph.D.
Mon 28. 2. to Fri 27. 5. Mon 16:30–18:10 N03008
Prerequisites (in Czech)
VSPX042t Vacational Training && VSLT0221s Bas. Med. Terminol. II -s && VSET021 Medical Ethics I && VSPP3X1 Nursing
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: basic communication skills - work with empathy, selfreflexion an trust in medical field and basic selfexploration - work with emotions and individual and group work within study groups in model situations.
  • Communication - definition, information, rules. Theoretical principals of communication, transactional analysis, Rogers approach. Basic communication skills - listening, empathy, respect, interest, support, interpretation. Non-verbal communication - - senses, proxemic patterns, haptic patterns, postural patterns, movements, gestures. Verbal communication skills - dialogue, kinds of questions, sharing emotions.Structured doctor - patient dialogue I., II.- psychotherapeutic approach.Motivation, compliance, therapeutical relationship.Communication during mental crisis. Communication with pediatric patient. Psychological approaches to various groups of patients - anxiety, fear, uncertainty, hostility, depression, mental illness. Communication with sense disorders patients.Communication with geriatric patients. Communicaton with oncology patients. Breaking bad news, communication with relatives.Relaxation techniques - Autogenous training, assertiveness techniques, burn out synrome prevention, Balint groups.
  • Hájek, K,: Práce s emocemi pro pomáhající profese, Praha, Portál, 2007
  • LINHARTOVÁ, Věra. Praktická komunikace v medicíně : pro mediky, lékaře a ošetřující personál. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2007. 152 s. ISBN 9788024717845. info
  • VYMĚTAL, Jan. Lékařská psychologie. 3. aktualiz. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2003. 397 s. ISBN 80-7178-740-X. info
  • HONZÁK, Radkin. Komunikační pasti v medicíně : praktický manuál komunikace lékaře s pacientem. 2. dopl. vyd. Praha: Galén, 1999. 165 s. ISBN 8072620320. info
Teaching methods
There are used group activities and iniviual work as well during the course. Crucial is selfexploration. Stuents will learn relaxation techniques. Audio and video material is used during lessons.
Assessment methods
The subject is ended by colloquium - final project, attendance, test and final discussion is required.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010.
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