Institute of Ageing - Cases Institute of Ageing
Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project


Casebook on Ethical Decision-Making in End-of-Life Care..
of Older Adults




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  •  Mr Lau - Conflict between team members
  •  Mr Chan - Feeding tube decision in a dying demented patient
  •  Mrs Wong - ICU triage for patient with advanced cancer
  •  Mrs Kwok - Family requests to withhold the truth from patient
  •  Mr Chau - Disagreements over timing for advance care planning
  •  Mr Ip - Withholding antibiotics at the end of life
  •  Ms Ng - Opting for Chinese over Western medicine
  •  Mrs Yeung - Challenges in careful hand feeding
  •  Mrs Tsang - Filial piety in end of life care decisions
  •  Mrs Leung - Miscommunication with family in advance care planning
  •  Mr Tse - Mentally Incapable of Making End of Life Care Decisions