Bioethics PDF Nyomtatás

Pharmaceutical  Ethics

(15 hours)

(Faculty of Pharmacy, 5th year)

2017/2018 year I. semester

Course objectives:

a.) To enable students to recognize ethical issues when encountered in everyday  practice and research

b.) To provide students with a conceptual-logical  system, which helps them to address ethical questions and  toresolve ethical dilemmas in an efficent way

c.) 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

d.) 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: Monday, 13.55—15.50 NET Building, Seminary Room--05



1. week (Lecture) (25 September,  2017)

Principles of Medical Ethics (Jozsef Kovacs)


2. week. (Lecture) (2 October, 2017)

Competence and Capacity to Make Health Care Decisions.

Informed Consent I. (Jozsef Kovacs)


3. week (Lecture) (9 October, 2017)

Informed Consent II. Confidentiality and Medical Records. (Jozsef Kovacs)


4. week (Lecture)  (16 October, 2017)

End of Life Issues  (Jozsef Kovacs)


5. week. Lecture (30 October, 2017)

Pharmacist-patient,  pharmacist-pharmacist relationship. Pharmacist and society. Malpractice. Ethical Questions of Human Research. (Jozsef Kovacs)


6. week. Lecture (6 November, 2017)

                Ethical questions of organ transplantation. (Jozsef Kovacs)

                + (Written Exam)

7. week (13 November, 2017)  The beginning of sociology course


8. week (20 November, 2017) Sociology

9. week (27 November, 2017) Sociology

10. week (4 December, 2017) Sociology

11. week (11 December, 2017) Sociology

Course Faculty:

Jozsef Kovacs, MD, PhD,  (Head of the Department of Bioethics), 210-2930/56350; e-mail: Ezt a címet a spamrobotok ellen védjük. Engedélyezze a Javascript használatát, hogy megtekinthesse. (Room 1919)


Institute of Behavioral Sciences

Department of Bioethics

NET Building, 19th, 20th floor

1089. Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4.

Tel: 210-2953

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Tel: 210-2930/56114,

NET Building, 20th floor, Room-2015

List of questions


1.The principles of medical ethics
2.Competence and the capacity to make decisions
3. Paternalism in medical practice
4. Informed consent
5. Withholding and withdrawal of medical treatment
6. Advance Directives
7. Do not resuscitate (DNR) orders
8.Withholding Fluids and Nutrition in terminally ill patients
9.Physician assisted suicide

10. Active and Passive Euthanasia

11. Terminal sedation and the law of double effect

12. Futile medical care

13. Determination of death and brain death

14. Ethical probems of organ donation

15. Reproductive issues (abortion, contraception, sterilization, donation of sperm and eggs)

16. HIV related issues (confidentiality, partner notification, HIV-positive health-care workers, refusal to treat HIV-positive patients) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

17. Malpractice

18. Doctor-patient relationship (beginning and ending the relationship, gifts from patients, doctor/patient sexual contact)

19. Doctor and society (child abuse, elder abuse, impaired drivers, physician participation in executions, torture, spousal abuse, gunshot wounds, gifts and industry funding)

20. Doctor-doctor relationship (reporting impaired phyisicians, physician disagreements)

21. Confidentiality and medical records

22. Ethical Questions of Human Research


Conrad Fischer—Caterina Oneto (2012): Master the Boards.   USMLE  Medical Ethics. (Third edition) New York: Kaplan Publishing

13-ISBN: 978-1-60714-904-0

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.