(Faculty of Pharmacy, 5th year)
2019/2020 year I. semester
- To enable students to recognize ethical issues when encountered in everyday practice and research
- To provide students with a conceptual-logical system, which helps them to address ethical questions and toresolve ethical dilemmas in an efficent way
- To introduce students to a body of knowledge, which helps them to understand, respect and protect the rights of patients, research subjects and fellow health care professionals
- To help the would be health care professional to undertand the responsibility of the individual, of the health care system and of the society as a whole in maintaining health
Lectures: Friday, 8.00—9.55 NET Building, Seminary Room–10
1. week (Lecture) (27 September, 2019)
Principles of Medical Ethics (Jozsef Kovacs)
2. week. (Lecture) (4 October, 2019)
Competence and Capacity to Make Health Care Decisions.
Informed Consent I.(Jozsef Kovacs)
4. week (Lecture) (18 October, 2019)
End of Life Issues (Jozsef Kovacs)
5. week (Lecture) (25 October, 2019)
Pharmacist-patient, pharmacist-pharmacist relationship.
Pharmacist and society.
Ethical Questions of Human Research.
Ethical questions of organ transplantation. (Jozsef Kovacs) + (Written Exam)
6. week. Lecture (8 November, 2019) The beginning of sociology course
7. week (15 November, 2019) Sociology
8. week (22 November, 2019) Sociology
9. week (29 November, 2019) Sociology
10. week (6 December, 2019) Sociology
11. week (13 December, 2019) Sociology
Jozsef Kovacs, MD, PhD, (Head of the Department of Bioethics), 210-2930/56199; e-mail: email@example.com (Room 2015)
Institute of Behavioral Sciences
Department of Bioethics
NET Building, 19th, 20th floor
Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4.
Secretary: Csilla Motyovszki, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NET Building, 20th floor, Room-2015
Course attandance statitstics can be found on NEPTUN in the following way:
Taken courses — options — Course details — Attendance statistics.
List of questions
- The principles of medical ethics
- Competence and the capacity to make decisions
- Paternalism in medical practice
- Informed consent
- Withholding and withdrawal of medical treatment
- Advance Directives
- Do not resuscitate (DNR) orders
- Withholding Fluids and Nutrition in terminally ill patients
- Physician assisted suicide
- Active and Passive Euthanasia
- Terminal sedation and the law of double effect
- Futile medical care
- Determination of death and brain death
- Ethical probems of organ donation
- Reproductive issues (abortion, contraception, sterilization, donation of sperm and eggs)
- HIV related issues (confidentiality, partner notification, HIV-positive health-care workers, refusal to treat HIV-positive patients) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Doctor-patient relationship (beginning and ending the relationship, gifts from patients, doctor/patient sexual contact)
- Doctor and society (child abuse, elder abuse, impaired drivers, physician participation in executions, torture, spousal abuse, gunshot wounds, gifts and industry funding)
- Doctor-doctor relationship (reporting impaired phyisicians, physician disagreements)
- Confidentiality and medical records
- Ethical Questions of Human Research
Conrad Fischer—Caterina Oneto (2016): Medical Ethics fot the Boards. (Third edition) New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
The textbook is available in the following bookshop: Medicina könyvesbolt, Budapest, IX. Üllői út 91/a (tel: 06-1-215-3786)
Lectures: The power point slides of the lectures can be found at:
Password is given on the lectures.
A thorough knowledge of the textbook is the absolute minimum for passing the exam, although in itself it may not be enough to pass it.
Because the power point slides contain only the outline of each lecture, participation on the lectures is indispensable for a full understanding of the subject.