BSET051 Nursing Ethics

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1.5/0. 1 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
Mgr. Marie Mikošková (lecturer)
Mgr. Michaela Vaňharová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.
Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Supplier department: Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
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 course gives an introduction to health care ethics. The aim of the course is: to introduce to health care ethics; to give information about ethical dilemmas in current medicine and health care; to learn how to prevent problems respecting ethical professional standards.
Learning outcomes
After completing the subject, the student will be able: - to identify ethical aspects of nursing - to analyze ethical dilemmas in nursing care - to apply the ethical normative tools
  • • Introduction to ethics • Patient-physician relationship, patient-nurse relationship • Patient rights - obligations of health care providers • Informed consent • Truth in health care • Personal data protection in health care • Health care information and privacy protection • Transplantation ethics • Ethics in assisted reproduction • Prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis, genetic screening • Ethical issues in intensive care • End of life decisions • Ethics of biomedical research
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  • 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 (Ethics). Brno: Institut pro další vzdělání pracovníků ve zdravotnictví, 2000. ISBN 80-7013-310-4. info
  • BENJAMIN, Martin and Joy CURTIS. Ethics in nursing : cases, principles, and reasoning. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xiv, 285. ISBN 9780195380224. info
  • BANDMAN, Elsie L. and Bertram BANDMAN. Nursing ethics : through the life span. 4th ed. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 2002. xii, 333. ISBN 0838569765. info
  • GRACE, Pamela J. Nursing ethics and professional responsibility in advanced practice. 1st ed. Boston: Jones and Bartlett publishers, 2009. xvii, 428. ISBN 9780763751104. info
  • HELD, Virginia. The ethics of care : personal, political, and global. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. viii, 211. ISBN 9780195325904. info
  • H. Forman, Nursing leadership for patient-centered care: authenticity, presence, intuition, expertise. New York: Springer, 2010, ISBN: 9780826105585.
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Colloquium (written test) Exam (paper)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: podzimní semestr.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 22.5.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019.
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