Case studies

The following case studies are provided as scenarios that you can use to further explore the challenges of ethical practice in the clinical context:

  1. Discrimination (child with disability)
  2. Withdrawal of active medical treatment

If you choose to use a case study for your reflection, make sure that you refer back to the case study so that the reader knows which one you’re working on. When completing your reflection on the case study, you could write your piece using the following structure:

  1. Background or context :describe the major concepts that are presented in the case
  2. Describe the problem or ethical dilemma
  3. Include a personal clinical experience (if appropriate) to demonstrate your understanding of the problem
  4. Identify and discuss the perspectives of the stakeholders in the case study
  5. Present what you learned