BKET031 Health Care Ethics

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
RNDr. Petr Chlapek, DiS., Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michaela Vaňharová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.
Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: RNDr. Petr Chlapek, DiS., Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Tue 13. 10. 16:00–18:30 KOM 200, Tue 27. 10. 16:00–18:30 KOM 200, Tue 10. 11. 16:00–18:30 KOM 200, Tue 24. 11. 16:00–18:30 KOM 200, Tue 8. 12. 16:00–18:30 KOM 200
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
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course gives an introduction to health care ethics, focusing on ethical problems of health care professions. The aim of the course is: to introduce to health 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 questions within health care - to learn how to prevent problems observing ethical professional standards.
Learning outcomes
After completing the subject, the student will be able: - to identify ethical aspects of health care - to analyze ethical dilemmas in health care - to apply the ethical normative tools
  • 1. Introduction to health care ethics. 2. Models of relationships within health care (and their development). 3. Informed consent. 4. Patient rights. 5. Medical information treatment. 6. Personal data protection in health care. 7. Ethics in PND and PGD. 8. Ethics in care for dying persons. 9. Euthanasia, assisted suicide. 10. Ethics in bioemdical research. 11. Human subject research. 12. Animal research. 13. Human biological material for research. 14. Ethics and law (Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Declaration on Human Rights and Bioethics).
    recommended literature
  • Od narození do smrti : etické problémy v lékařství. Edited by David C. Thomasma - Thomasine Kimbrough Kushner, Translated by Lucie M. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2000. 389 s. ISBN 8020408835. info
  • Blízké a vzdálené :etické teorie a principy práce s lidmi. Edited by Jan-Olav Henriksen - Arne Johan Vetlesen - Miluše Juříčková. 1. vyd. Boskovice: ALBERT, 2000. 210 s. ISBN 80-85834-85-5. info
  • HAŠKOVCOVÁ, Helena. Manuálek o etice a vstřícném chování pro zdravotní laboranty, případně laboratorní pracovníky (Ethics). první vydání. Praha: Galén, ČLS J.E. Purkyně, 1998. 95 pp. ISBN 80-85824-87-6. info
  • Principles of health care ethics. Edited by Richard E. Ashcroft - Angus Dawson - Heather Draper. 2nd ed. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. xx, 838. ISBN 9780470027134. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Active participation in online teaching.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: podzimní semestr.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (autumn 2020, recent)
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