Case Study of Palliative Care for Bowel Cancer
Mrs Cheng has a 2 years history of bowel cancer recently being complicated by liver metastases. Doctors had given her a prognosis of about one month left to live. She is admitted to the medical ward for palliative care.Social,Mrs Cheng is the sole survivor of the Boxing Day Tsunami in her family. She has thus no viable support system to speak of.Ethical,From a palliative care perspective, it may seem appropriate to assist the patient in meeting her special needs during the final days of her life.Legal,The hospital prohibits smoking by law. Thus Mrs Cheng is allowed smoking only at a garden outside of the hospital.
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