Interprofessional Health Professions Collaboration

Written Case Studies

Case Studies-short (1-2 pages) from Western University, Canada

  1. Emma Taffey - 73 year old married woman with diabetes and several related health issues; Rural health
     
  2. Jane Black - 32 year old pregnant mother of three young children, including a disabled daughter; recently diagnosed with diabetes and admitted to hospital
     
  3. Jasper Beardley - 85 y.o. living in a veterans’ care facility; Dementia, hip fracture; includes assessment findings for OT, PT, SLP and Audiology
     
  4. John Doe - 55 y.o. homeless man; Alcohol-related dementia; Amputation of foot due to frostbite
     
  5. Patricia Walker - 30 y.o. married woman with a newborn and a 2 year old; Post-partum depression and stress; Financial issues
     
  6. Peter Herman - 67 y.o. man with MS living in a LTC facility; Ethical dilemma arises when he is found having sexual intercourse with another resident
     
  7. Rebecca Robinson - 27 y.o. single mother, Emotional and financial issues; two sons have behavioral problems & dietary issues
     
  8. Tracy MacDonald - 30 y.o. divorced mother of 3 children; depression, anxiety; son has ADHD, daughter has PTSD
     
  9. Virginia Snow - 45 y.o. single mother; Chronic pain, depression, alcohol abuse
     
  10. Cindy - 15 year old girl with depression, thoughts of suicide and auditory hallucinations; Admitted to an acute Mental Health in-patient team
     
  11. Forrest Family – Mr. Forrest has hypertension, diabetes, recent stroke with resulting right hemiplegia and aphasia. Mrs. Forrest – frail, mild dementia, dependent on Mr. Forrest.
     
  12. Martha Schmidt- 60 year old married, previously employed and active woman who recently had a stroke causing mild right side weakness, visual-perceptual, language, and cognitive impairments; Patient and family are struggling with the changes in her health and independence at home
     
  13. Jacob Gartner - 88 year old married man who just had a major right CVA causing dense left hemiplegia, aphasia; Issues of family adjustment to this event, substitute decision-making, code status
     
  14. Jeff - 34 y.o. married man with ALS; dealing with the death of a client
     
  15. Sylvie LeBlanc - 76 year old woman living alone in a two story house; attends seniors day program; Cognitive decline, anxiety/depression, asthma, hearing loss, history of falls
     
  16. Harold Stanley -  81 year old man living along after wife’s recent stroke; Increased alcohol use, depression, difficulty coping with wife’s situation
     
  17. Sharon Carson - 18 year old woman with poorly controlled Type 1 diabetes
     
  18. Mary Avaalaaquiaq - 81 year old Inuit woman from Baffin Island, currently receiving care for advanced lung and laryngeal cancer at a Montreal cancer treatment centre; Remote aboriginal health
     
  19. Ida Vanderheyden - 75 year old widow, recent move from family farm to townhouse; OA in hips and knees, cataracts, tinnitus, 2 recent falls and subsequent fear of falling
     
  20. Ruth Simmons - 65 year old widow, lives alone in a 2-story house; Admitted to hospital with left CVA resulting in right hemiparesis and aphasia
     
  21. White Family - Elderly couple, retired farmers living in their own semi-rural home. Mr. White has Parkinson’s disease, severe rheumatoid arthritis and failing health on multiple levels; was admitted to the local hospital for respite care. Mrs. White has congestive heart failure and care giver burnout
     
  22. Michelle Goodfellow - 34 year old single aboriginal mother, pregnant at 26 weeks gestation; Overwhelmed with the combative behavior of one of her sons; History of gestational Diabetes, arrives at clinic for first prenatal appt.