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Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families: A Web-Based Casebook

Hastings Investigators: Nancy Berlinger and Michael Gusmano

Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Chin, National University of Singapore, Centre for Biomedical Ethics

Funder: Lien Foundation

Ethical challenges in decision-making about treatment and care are often associated with the end of life, but they also arise in the management of chronic conditions and in working with multiple decision-makers.The Hastings Center in collaboration with the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the National University of Singapore and the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford, produced Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families, a web-based casebook. It is a resource for physicians and other health care professionals designed to support self-reflective practice and clinical education on circumstances with ethical uncertainty. While the casebook was developed for use in Singapore, it has been used by clinicians, clinical ethicists, and educators throughout the Asia-Pacific region.