Course: Terminal stages of diseases-symptoms, etiopathogenesis, therapy

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Course title Terminal stages of diseases-symptoms, etiopathogenesis, therapy
Course code KKO/P9STS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Jurašková Božena, MUDr. Ph.D.
  • Bureš Ivo, MUDr.
Course content
Symptoms of the terminal disease stage. Respiratory symptoms and their treatment. Gastrointestinal symptoms. Hydration disorders - options to exert an influence. Psychological aspects of dying, treatment of psychiatric syndromes. Undesired effects of medication treatment. Medication administration methods in palliative medicine. Supportive treatment in the care of patients. What may be and may not be manageable at home in the care of the dying person.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with etiopathogenesis, symptoms, and treatment of terminal illnesses.
The student knows respiratory symptoms and gastrointestinal symptoms of terminal illnesses, hydration issues, psychological aspects of dying, knows pharmacological agents used in terminal stages including their undesired effects. Furthermore, he/she knows fundamentals of home care in the care of the dying person.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Completion of compulsory 80% attendance at the lectures. Successful completion of a written test or an oral examination according to the course guarantor's decision.
Recommended literature
  • KALVACH, Z. Geriatrické syndromy a geriatrický pacient. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2008.
  • KALVACH, Z. Geriatrie a gerontologie. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2004.
  • Kalvach, Z. Manuál paliativní péče o umírající pacienty: Pomoc při rozhodování v paliativní nejistotě. 1. vyd. Praha : Hospicové občanské sdružení Cesta domů, 2010. ISBN 978-80-904516-4-3.
  • Klevetová, Dana. Motivační prvky při práci se seniory. Praha: Grada, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2169-9.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing in selected clinical specialties (2014) Health service 2 Winter
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing in selected clinical specialties (2013) Health service 2 Winter