VLPP11Xpp Paliative care

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
MUDr. Ondřej Sláma, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Kateřina Sehnalová (assistant)
Jitka Skládaná (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Šlancarová (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)
VLSP03X Individual project && VLPD1033c Pediatrics III-practice && ( VLPG9X1 Gynecol. and obst. || VLPG1022p Gynec/Obstet II lecture ) && VLAM9X1p Intensive care med. - lect. && VLNE9X1p Neurology - lecture && ( VLON9X1p Clinical oncology || VLON091 Clinical oncology ) && VLPY9X1p Psychiatry - lect. && VLCH9X33c Surgery III - practicals && ( VLIN9X22p Infectious diseases II || VLIN9X22 Infectious diseases II ) && VLVL101 Internal.medicine -lec. && VLOZ1044 Public health && VLAM9X1p Intensive care med. - lect. && VLPX102t Vacational training GYN/OBST && VLAJ0222 English 1 II -p && ( VLLT0222 Bas. Med. Terminol. II -p || VLLT0222s Bas. Med. Terminol. II -s ) && VLTZ0754 Theor.Bases of Clinical Med IV && VYCET ( 3 , VLADV071 Vybrané kapitoly anatomie dětského věku , VLAF091 Appl. and clinical pharmacolgy , VLAL081 Anaesth. and Tr. of Pain I , VLIA081 Clin.immunol. alergol. , VLKB091 Clinical Biochemistry , VLKF091 Clinical Pharmacology , VLNO071 Ophthalmology news , VLPM071 Legal Aspects in Medicine , VLPM081 Palliative Medicine , VLRL081 Medicinal plants , VLTL081 Sports Medicine , VLAT081 Fundament.of AntimicrobTherap )
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.
General note: Interaktivní seminář má v IS MU rozvrhovou informaci, student absolvuje 2 semináře dle barevného SRZ rozpisu. Praxi z paliativní péče (VLPP11Xpp) student vykoná v jednom z 4 týdnů barevného SRZ rozpisu (přihlašování do seminární skupiny přes MUDr. Slámu).
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, autumn 2020, spring 2021, autumn 2021, spring 2022, autumn 2022, spring 2023, autumn 2023.
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