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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

Mrs Khoo

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

Backgrounder Case Study

Mdm Wu

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