BROWSE CASES BY TOPIC
Displaying: Family Conflict
This case concerns a man who spends all day at the food centre in an HDB block. He is observed by Mr Rasheed, a coffee stall hawker who wonders if the older man is safe on his own, but who is … 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 man with moderate dementia who lives with his daughter Leila and her family and is cared for by Nabila, a foreign domestic worker. When Mr Tan’s behaviour at an adult day care centre jeopardises his placement … Continue reading
This case concerns a man with neurological and physical impairments in the aftermath of a stroke, who is cared for by his wife Mdm Siti, and by Enziroh, a foreign domestic worker. When Mr Ali’s home care plan falls apart … Continue reading
This case concerns a woman with advanced dementia who is cared for by Smita, a foreign domestic worker, under the supervision of Serena, Mdm Cho’s daughter. When Mdm Cho begins to choke and spit during Smita’s attempts to feed her, … Continue reading
This case concerns an extremely premature, critically-ill newborn. It explores prognostic uncertainty in the neonatal ICU setting, and the challenge of communicating frequently-changing medical information while providing support to the baby’s parents and other concerned relatives.
This case concerns an adolescent with recurrent leukaemia, and physician-parent conflicts over her treatment plan. It explores the rights of the adolescent patient and the possibility, consequences and ethics of seeking judicial intervention in the best interests of a child.
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
The case concerns an elderly retired teacher with decision-making capacity who leaves decision-making to her eldest son after she declines surgery to repair a fractured hip. Conflict erupts between the eldest son, who lives overseas, and his sister, who is … Continue reading