Course: Psychological Aspects in Patient Care

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Course title Psychological Aspects in Patient Care
Course code ONK/VC021
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Cwiertka Karel, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Kubíček Zdenek, Mgr.
Course content
Basics of the theory about psychological aspects of "C personality" (personality, family constelation etc.), disease, adaptation phase. Quality of life, part of disease, its treatment and life after disease. Self-experience seminary: learning the structure of personal contact with the patient (rules of the dialogue). Learning communication skills (principals, feedback) in emotionally difficult situation as keep the patient advised of serious (life-threatening) disease as well as his/her relatives. Position of the doctor and his/her patient in the process of the disease and its treatment.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
Students will acquire basic theoretical knowledge of the psychological factors influencing disease and treatment. A basic knowledge of how to deal with the emotionally extreme situation of informing a patient and his/her family of his/her cancer diagnosis.
Upon conclusion, students will be able to communicate with severely ill patients and their families.
Prerequisites
Prerequistite Subjects: ONK/VC011
ONK/VC011

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Attendance at seminars.
Recommended literature
  • Hašková, H. (1985). Spoutaný život. Praha: Panorama.
  • Rotter, H. (1999). Důstojnost lidského života: základní otázky lékařské etiky. Praha: Vyšehrad.
  • Vodvářka, P. (1997). Poznámky k bio-psycho-sociální problematice onkologie. Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2011) Medical sciences 4 -
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2012) Medical sciences 4 -
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2015) Medical sciences 4 -
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 4 -