Course: Supervision in palliative and terminal care

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Course title Supervision in palliative and terminal care
Course code KOS/P8SPT
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Baštecká Bohumila, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Horáčková Kateřina, PhDr. DiS.
  • Hlaváčková Eva, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Jindra Samuel, PharmDr.
  • Říhová Linda, Mgr.
  • Chrudimská Lucie, Mgr. DiS.
  • Jeníková Karolína, Mgr.
Course content
Work organization. Reflective practice: organization, patients, the nurse-patient relationship, self-reflection. Case study team meetings: clinical crossroads. Methodological leadership. Professional development plans, professional strengths, and weaknesses.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Methods of individual activities, Monitoring, Skills training
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to help students to process and evaluate their experience from practice with an assistance of a well designed agreement in a balanced supervisory triangle (practice - school - students); to teach them to perceive human suffering and dying from a bio-psychosocial-spiritual perspective; and to equip them with a practical experience with managerial tools, which they could later use in directing nurses.
The student acquaints himself/herself with various types of worker support in achieving and maintaining quality work and will be able, as much as possible, to wholly (in a systems context) perceive and in a form of a case study to express his/her needs and values and those of the patient in palliative and terminal care.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Discussion, Systematic monitoring, Class observation

Completion of compulsory 100% attendance at the practicum sessions and seminars. Completing assigned written work.
Recommended literature
  • BALINT M. Lékař, pacient a jeho nemoc. GRADA, Praha 1999.
  • HARTLOVÁ H. Supervize v pomáhajících profesích. Edited by Peter Hawkins - Robin Shohet, Translated by. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2004.
  • HAWKINS P., SHOMET R. Supervize v pomáhajících profesích. 1. vyd. Portál, Praha 2004, 202 s.(povinné učivo s. 17-186).
  • PAČESOVÁ M. Lékař, pacient a Michael Balint. TRITON, Praha 2004.
  • ŠIMEK A. Supervize - Kazuistiky. TRITON, Praha 2004.
  • ŠPATENKOVÁ N. a kol. Krizová intervence pro praxi. 1. vyd. Grada Publishing, 2011.
  • VODÁČKOVÁ D. a kol. Krizová intervence. 1. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2012.

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 1 Summer
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing in selected clinical specialties (2013) Health service 1 Summer