BROWSE CASES BY TOPIC
Displaying: Prognosis and Goals
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 the director of nursing at a nursing home, who convenes a staff meeting to talk about a common problem. What should staff do, and refrain from doing, when a resident with dementia hits another person?
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 undergraduate whose traumatic brain injury results in locked-in syndrome. His doctors, nurses, and home carers must meet the challenges of understanding his wishes, while coping with repeated hospitalisations.
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 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 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