1st Department of Psychiatry, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Faculty of Medicine

Psychological stress and coping

Author: Martina Chylová

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A lecture from psychology and medical communication focuses now on topics about stress: how you decide something is stressful, what are psychological responses to stress, how can people adapt to stress, which personality and social factors help or hinder your coping processes, and how to develop a stress management program. 

Psychology in somatic medicine

Author: Martina Chylová

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The lecture explains how psychosomatic symptoms in patients develop, which psychosocial risk factors cause existence of psychosomatic problems, what is the role of psychological interventions in treatment and rehabilitation of patients. Furthermore, the most often occured disorders in population such as coronary heart disease, cancer and psychoneuroimunology issues are discussed in association wih psychological factors which may cause their incidence, influence their progression or play important role in treatment.
 

Psychotherapy

Author: Milana Kovaničová

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The present lecture deals with basic theoretical approaches in the contemporary field of psychotherapy. It describes the basic methods, forms and levels of psychoterapy. It references to the roots of psychotherapy: hypnosis and psychoanalysis, explains its use in patients teratment in medical settings.

Principles of Communication in Dentistry

Author: Martina Chylová

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This lecture is aimed on the most often communication situations appeared between dentist and his/her patients that have to be solved during the dental treatment. It is also intended on the principles of their effective communication. The lecture contains part about situational factors influencing communication, and the last part including 9 most needed communication skills that dentists have to use in their daily practice.

Doctor - Patient Communication (Lecture for General Medicine Students)

Author: Martina Chylová

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This lecture focuses on verbal and non-verbal communication in medical settings, doctors´ and patients`s behaviors that contribute to faulty communication, adherence to treatment, difficult interviews with angry, anxious, distressed patients, and how to give bad news. At the end, questions and suggestions on training the communication skills, and improving doctor - patient communication are discussed.

 

Neuropsychology

Author: Martina Chylová

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Practical lesson focuses on knowledge from neuroanatomy, neurophysiology that the students studied in previous years at Faculty of Medicine. They should study the use of some most important neuropsychological methods revealing speech,memory, learning skills and cognitive dysfuncions in neurologic and psychaitric patients. They study how to help patients using PC neurorehabilitation programs.