The Singapore Bioethics Casebook Project at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine is a free and open-access online resource for continuing professional education in the ethics of healthcare and social care.
This volume comprises 10 teaching and learning cases on Caring for Older People in an Ageing Society, with each case supported by experts in healthcare or social care offering practical insight. Additional support is provided by informational backgrounders, questions for reflection, and further online resources.
The characters that appear in the Casebook are fictitious and modelled for teaching and learning purposes on the basis of common encounters described by healthcare and social care professionals, and do not refer to specific, real individuals, living or dead. Any individuals appearing in photographs depicting these characters bear no relationship or connection whatsoever to the stories ascribed to those characters.
Quotes from Care Professionals
“It's a real gem!
... all health and social care professionals ... who work with the elderly will benefit from it, not to mention administrators and policymakers because it will provide them with a deeper appreciation of the real issues on the ground... so many of the seniors profiled are reminiscent of our actual patients!”
—Assoc Prof Philip Yap, Clinical Director of the Geriatric Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
“Similar to the first volume, the cases from Volume II are applicable for social worker education. I would usually use the cases to discuss specific ethical issues and themes when I conduct ethics training for medical social workers.”
—Andy Sim, Senior Medical Social Worker of Medical Social Services, Singapore General Hospital
"We are faced with ethical and social dilemmas surrounding the care of elderly patients who are potentially vulnerable in one or more dimensions. This casebook is a good way for learners to consolidate and crystallise their thoughts about these everyday patient encounters."
—Matthew Chen, Medical Resident in Geriatrics, National University Hospital