VLPP11Xpp Paliativní péče - předpromoční paxe

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1.2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
MUDr. Ondřej Sláma, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
MUDr. Ondřej Sláma, Ph.D.
Comprehensive Cancer Care Department - Institutions shared with the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute - Faculty of Medicine
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( VSSP03X Individual project || VLSP03X Individual project )&& VLPX102t Vacational training GYN/OBST && VLVL101 Internal.medicine -lec. && VLPD1033c Pediatrics III-practice && VLPG1022c Gynecol. and obst. II- pract. && VLPG1022p Gynec/Obstet II lecture && VLOZ1044 Public health && VLCH091 Surgery
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 subject Palliative care will provide in the form of pre-graduate practice a clinical experience of complex palliative care for a patient with advanced life-threatening illness (e.g. cancer, end-stage chronic renal failure, neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, multiple sclerosis and dementia syndrome). The practice will be implemented in specialized palliative care facilities: inpatient hospice, mobile / home hospice and ambulance of palliative medicine.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
• communicate effectively about the needs and goals of care at the end of life, with the patient and his family
• mitigate the physical and psychological symptoms of advanced disease: e.g. pain, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression, delirium
• schedule organizational providing of palliative care using other services (cooperation with a social worker, psychologist, clergyman, bed and home hospice)
  • • Basic principles of palliative care in clinical practice
  • • Clinical and ethical dilemmas in the care of end-of-life patients and their solutions
  • • Legal aspects of patient care at the end of life
  • • End-of-life communication with the patient (principles of supportive communication, reporting of adverse messages, serious diagnosis and prognosis discussions, planning of care)
  • • Palliative management of the most common symptoms of advanced disease: pain, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression, delirium
  • • Principles of multidisciplinary teamwork in palliative care
  • • Organization of palliative care in the Czech Republic
    recommended literature
  • • Kabelka ,L. Geriatrická paliativní péče. Mladá fronta. Praha 2017. ISBN 978-80-204-4225-3.
  • VOLANDES, Angelo E. Umění rozhovoru o konci života. Translated by Lenka Kapsová, Illustrated by Petra Josefína Stibitzová. 1. vydání. V Praze: Cesta domů, 2015. 203 stran. ISBN 9788088126034. info
  • SLÁMA, Ondřej, Ladislav KABELKA and Jiří VORLÍČEK. Paliativní medicína pro praxi. 2., nezměn. vyd. Praha: Galén, 2011. 363 s. ISBN 9788072628490. info
Teaching methods
• Interactive seminar • Clinical internship • Attending a meeting of the Musetidisciplinary Hospice Team
Assessment methods
• Credit (credit terms: 100% participation in practice, written case study / case studies)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 18.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Spring 2018.
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