MIEF031s Ethical and philosophical aspects in intensive care - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/1. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michaela Vaňharová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.
Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Supplier department: Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Tue 25. 10. to Tue 22. 11. Tue 12:45–15:15 KOM 409
Prerequisites (in Czech)
MIAM021p Data Manag and Anal. - lecture && MIAM021s Data Manag. and Anal. - pract. || MIAM021c Data Manag. and Anal. - pract.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course gives an introduction to health care ethics, focusing on ethical and philosophical problems of intensive care. The aim of the course is: to introduce to intensive care ethics; to inform about ethical dilemmas in health care professions; to learn how to solve ethical problems in health care, including argumentation; to develop the ability to perceive ethical issues within intensive care - to learn how to prevent problems observing ethical professional standards.
  • 1. Introduction to health care ethics. 2. Models of relationships within health care (and their development). 3. Informed consent. 4. Patient rights. 5. Medical records in intensive care. 6. Personal data protection in health care. 7. Human dignity in intensive care. 8. Autonomy and decision making in intensive care. 9. Medical futility. 10. Withholding, withdrawing. 11. Advance directives, living will. 12. Euthanasia and assisted suicide. 13. Palliative care. 14. Ethics in care for dying persons.
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Teaching methods
Assessment methods
active participation, case study
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020, autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2016, recent)
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