Course: Social Work in the Context of Hospice Care

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Course title Social Work in the Context of Hospice Care
Course code KCHP/KSP1H
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 12
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Machulová Helena, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lessons on following topics: - Palliative care - Medicine and Nursing care - Psychology - Ethics - Sociology - Law - Pastoral Theology - Social Work Excursion in hospice Three presentations of mobile hospices Training course: dying and death confrontation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Individual preparation for exam, Excursion
  • Class attendance - 44 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
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Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Interview, Colloquium, Test, Seminar work

Writing an essay on theme "My relation to death". Writing an essay on theme from the field "Social Work in hospice and palliative care". Presentation and composition of given topic from the field "Social Work in hospice and palliative care". Colloquium reflecting on excursions, presentations of hospices and on the whole subject. Test in hospice and palliative care. Test in Social work in hospice and palliative care.
Recommended literature
  • BÜSSING, A., SURZYKIEWICZ, J., ZIMOWSKI, Z. Dem Gutes tun, der leidet: Hilfe kranker Menschen - interdisziplinär betrachtet. Wiesbaden, 2015.
  • CAMPBELL, Margaret L. (ed.). Case Studies in Palliative and End-of-Life Care. Oxford, 2012.
  • DENIER, Yvonne, GASTMANS, Chris, VANDEVELDE, Antoon (Eds.). Justice, Luck & Responsibility in Health Care. Philosophical Background and Ethical Implications for End-of-Life Care . Heidelberg-New York-London, 2013.
  • FLECKINGER, S. Ehrenamtlichkeit in Palliative Care. Zwischen hospizlich-palliativer Sorgekultur und institutionalisierter Dienstleistung. Wiesbaden, 2013.
  • FLEMING, David, A., HAGAN, John, C. (ed.). The Care of the Dying Patient. Columbia, 2010.
  • KLEESPIES, P. Life and Death Decisions: Psychological and Ethical Considerations in End-Of-Life Care. Washington, 2004.
  • KUPKA, Martin. Psychosociální aspekty paliativné péče. Praha, 2014.
  • O'CONNOR, M., ARANDA, S. Paliativní péče pro sestry všech oborů. Praha, 2005.
  • SCHNELL, M. W., SCHULZ, Ch., HELLER, A., DUNGER, Ch. (Hrsg.). Palliative Care und Hospiz. Eine Grounded Theory. Wiesbaden, 2015.
  • SCHNELL, M. W., SCHULZ, Ch., KUCKARTZ, U., DUNGER, Ch. (eds.). Junge Menschen sprechen mit sterbenden Menschen. Wiesbaden, 2016.
  • SLOTE, Michael. The Ethics of Care and Empathy. New York, 2007.
  • STUDENT, Johann Christoph a kol. Sociální práce v hospici a paliativní péče. Jinočany, 2006.
  • SVATOŠOVÁ, M. Hospice a umění doprovázet. Kostelní Vydří, 2011.
  • ŠPATENKOVÁ, Naděžda. Poradenství pro pozůstalé: Principy, proces, metody. Praha, 2012.
  • TOMEŠ, Igor, Eva DRAGOMIRECKÁ, Katarina SEDLÁROVÁ, VODÁČKOVÁ, Daniela. Rozvoj hospicové péče a její bariéry. Praha, 2015.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter