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Backgrounder Case Study


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.

Backgrounder Case Study

Mrs Kuan

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.

Backgrounder Case Study

Mr Lim

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

Backgrounder Case Study

Ms Mendez

This case concerns a foreign domestic worker hospitalised for diagnosis and treatment of suspected pneumonia. Her health insurance coverage is likely to run out before she can be safely discharged, and her doctors are uncertain about this patient’s options and … Continue reading