aVLPP11Xpp Palliative Care - pregraduation practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1.2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
MUDr. Ondřej Sláma, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Jitka Skládaná (assistant)
Guaranteed by
MUDr. Ondřej Sláma, Ph.D.
Comprehensive Cancer Care Department - Institutions shared with the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: MUDr. Ondřej Sláma, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Comprehensive Cancer Care Department - Institutions shared with the Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute - Faculty of Medicine
Prerequisites (in Czech)
aVLFA0822p Pharmacology II - lec. && aVLNE9X1p Neurology - lecture && aVLPY9X1p Psychiatry - lect. && aVLDV7X1p Dermatovenerology - lecture && aVLAM9X1p Intensive care med. - lect. && aVLVL7X61c Internal medicine - part 1 && aVLVL9X62c Internal medicine part 2 && aVLVL9X63c Internal medicine part 3 && aVLVL9X64c Internal medicine part 4 && aVLVL9X65c Internal medicine part 5 && aVLIN9X22p Infectious diseases II && aVLON9X1p Clinical oncology - lec. && aVLCH9X33c Surgery III - practice
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 take place in specialized palliative care facilities: inpatient hospice, mobile/home hospice and outpatient clinic of palliative medicine.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to: • communicate effectively about the needs and goals of care at the end of life, with the patient and his family • to control the physical and psychological symptoms of advanced disease: e.g. pain, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression, delirium • to work within a multidisciplinary team (cooperate with a nurse, social worker, psychologist, chaplain and other professionals)
  • • 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
  • 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
    not specified
  • 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)
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, autumn 2018, spring 2019, autumn 2019, spring 2020, autumn 2020, spring 2021, autumn 2021, spring 2022, autumn 2022.
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