MIKEF031s Ethical and philosophical aspects in intensive care - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0.3/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michaela Vaňharová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.
Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.
Supplier department: Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Thu 14. 11. 10:00–12:30 N03009/209, Tue 7. 1. 8:00–9:40 N03009/209
Prerequisites (in Czech)
MIKDI011p Didactics of soc interact IC && MIKDI011s Did.of interact.in Int.Care-s.
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 provides an introduction to health care ethics, focusing on ethical and philosophical problems of intensive care.
Learning outcomes
After completing the subject, the student will be able: - to identify ethical aspects of intensive care - to analyze ethical dilemmas in intensive 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 • Human dignity in intensive care • Autonomie and decisions making in intensive care • Medical futility • Categories of treatment • Living will, advance directives • Euthanasia, assisted suicide • Palliative care
  • HENRIKSEN, Jan-Olav and Arne Johan VETLESEN. Blízké a vzdálené : etické teorie a principy práce s lidmi. Translated by Miluše Juříčková. Vyd. 1. Boskovice: Albert, 2000. 215 s. ISBN 8085834855. info
  • O'CONNOR, Margaret. Paliativní péče : pro sestry všech oborů. Translated by Jana Heřmanová. 1. české vyd. Praha: Grada, 2005. 324 s. ISBN 8024712954. info
  • Ethical issues in death and dying. Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp - Robert M. Veatch. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1996. xiv, 458. ISBN 0132827328. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
attendance, case study
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 5.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2020.
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