VLPM081 Palliative Medicine

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught partially online.
MUDr. Ladislav Kabelka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
Supplier department: Comprehensive Cancer Care Department - Institutions shared with the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute - Faculty of Medicine
Thu 25. 3. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala, Thu 1. 4. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala, Thu 8. 4. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala, Thu 15. 4. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala, Thu 22. 4. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala, Thu 29. 4. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala, Thu 6. 5. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala, Thu 13. 5. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala, Thu 20. 5. 14:30–16:10 PoslMala
Prerequisites (in Czech)
VLFA07212c Pharmacology I && VLPF0622p Pathophysiology II - lecture && ( ROCNIK ( 5 ) || ROCNIK ( 4 ))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 50/50, only registered: 5/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject of Palliative Medicine offers the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge and skills in the care of advanced patients who are incurably ill (oncological and non-cancerous). The lectures and seminars will include treatment of the most common symptoms, supportive communication rules and psychosocial aspects of care. Participants will become acquainted with the ethical and legal framework of providing palliative care. There will be 2 excursions to hospices in the Brno region. The subject is finished by colloquium.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- Appropriately assess and palliatively address the most common physical and psychological symptoms of advanced stages of incurable diseases;
- in the alternative, communicate with patients and their families about severe diagnosis, prognosis and palliative care plan;
- to know the ethical and legal context of medical decision making in patients at the end of life; will know the organization of palliative care in the Czech Republic
Syllabus (in Czech)
  • Základní pojmy: paliativní péče, nevyléčitelné onemocnění, závěr života, kvalita života, hospic, limitace léčby, eutanázie
  • Paliativní management nejčastějších symptomů pokročilého onemocnění: bolest, dušnost, anorexie, nevolnost, zvracení, průjem, zácpa, únava
  • Paliativní management pokročilých stádií neonkologických onemocnění: CHOPN, CHSS, chronické renální selhání, neurodegenerativní onemocnění, syndrom geriatrické křehkosti
  • Psychiatrické syndromy v závěru života: úzkost, deprese, delirium, poruchy spánku
  • Psychologické a sociální aspekty paliativní péče
  • Etické a právní aspekty paliativní péče
  • Komunikace a pacientem v závěru života: diagnoza, prognoza, plán paliativní péče
  • Paliativní péče v různých prostředích: hospic, nemocnice, ARO/JIP, domácí prostředí, organizace paliativní péče v ČR
    recommended literature
  • SLÁMA, Ondřej, Ladislav KABELKA and Jiří VORLÍČEK. Paliativní medicína pro praxi. 2., nezměn. vyd. Praha: Galén, 2011. 363 s. ISBN 9788072628490. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, workshop, excursion
Assessment methods
Conditions for obtaining a credit for the subject Palliative medicine Attendance at lectures 80% Written processing: Case report of an incurable patient and balance sheet of palliative care options (based on personal experience or clinical experience from internships)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět je určen studentům 4. a 5. ročníku. V případě naplněné kapacity si student podá žádost o výjimku - přednost dostanou studenti 5. ročníku. Konečný limit 65 studentů.
The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2019, spring 2020.
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