BROWSE CASES BY TOPIC
This case concerns a retired seamstress who lives alone in a one-room HDB flat and has lived a relatively active life despite diabetes and hypertension. She is visited by Mr Chu, a case manager at a community-based organisation who is unclear … Continue reading
This case concerns an ageing caregiver who is undergoing dialysis and who worries about what will happen to her son, who lives with chronic mental illness. Should she ask her daughter, Amrita, to take over her caregiving duties?
This case concerns a man who has worsening pulmonary disease and who cares for his wife, who has mild dementia. How should his son, Alex, respond to the needs of his parents?
This case concerns a middle-aged professional and parent with metastatic cancer for whom potentially beneficial, highly expensive treatment has failed. It explores clinical uncertainty over how to discuss the goals of care when few options for effective treatment exist.
This case concerns a middle-aged hawker’s assistant with severe and progressively worsening arthritis who relies on steroids and other anti-inflammatory medications to enable him to continue to work, but is suffering from the chronic and potentially life-threatening side-effects of the long-term … Continue reading
This case concerns a middle-aged professional and single parent whose multiple health problems are exacerbated by his smoking and alcohol use, and who is viewed as a ‘difficult’ patient by hospital and clinic providers. The patient’s health problems could be … Continue reading
This case concerns a single parent with a previous history of drug addiction who has completed a programme of drug rehabilitation and is working in a halfway house. The patient is seeing her GP periodically as follow-up to specialist treatment … Continue reading
This case concerns an elderly retired businessman who has long been concerned that he would develop Alzheimer’s disease, who had expressed general preferences about his future medical care to his eldest son, and who has now developed some memory problems. … Continue reading