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Angry older man.

Case Study – The Noncompliant or Nonadherent Patient

Rick is a 78-year-old male patient, suffering from ESRD, among other ailments. Rick is known to the hospital staff as ...
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Case Study –God Wants Me to Suffer. Hospital Care and Religious Beliefs

Landon is a 47-year-old father of two who has a history of alcohol abuse but has been sober for over ...
Man appearing isolated.

Case Study – Go Home and Die Alone. Social Isolation

Riley is a 42-year-old who identifies as male. He was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath and kidney ...
A simple window in a dark room representing isolation.

Case Study – The Isolated Long-Term-Care Patient and Scarce Resource Allocation

Patient is an 82-year-old female, who is currently a resident at a long-term care facility. The patient is suffering from ...
A woman wearing a face mask with virus graphics floating around.

Case Study –“But I’m Asymptomatic to the Virus!” Quarantine Ethics

Jane is 40-year old physician who is travelling back from providing free medical care oversees. She has been stationed in ...
Two railroad tracks side by side.

Case Study –Allowing Patients to Make Bad Decisions

Patient is a 74-year-old male, suffering from COPD and ESRD. Patient requires oxygen and twice weekly dialysis. After a ten-day ...
A patient in a hospital bed.

Case Study – Nonadherence to Care?

Patient is a 30-year-old female, presenting with multiple co-morbidities including HIV, COPD and cardiac complications. After several weeks in the ...
Kids drawing together.

Case Study – Vaccination and Autism

Patient is a 6-year-old female being seen at her family physician. The patient is up-to-date with all of her vaccines, ...
Medical Ethics – Medical Mistakes

Medical Ethics – Medical Mistakes

What is the ethical response to medical error, an inevitable occurrence? ...