Focus Topics

topic 3 | Activity 9: Emily’s case conference

Margaret has organised a case conference via videoconferencing with the Paediatric Cardiology Team and Paediatric Palliative Care Service. Both services are located in a large metropolitan hospital.

The Paediatric Cardiology Team has been involved with Emily’s care since her birth. Emily’s medical records were sent through to the Paediatric Palliative Care Service prior to the meeting for review.

  1. List the aspects of Emily’s care that were identified at the case conference.
  2. From the perspective of your profession, describe interventions you could use to assist Emily to manage her increasing breathlessness.
  3. How could other professions be involved in Emily’s case conference?
  4. What advantages could there be in Emily’s case to embedding advance care planning information into personally controlled electronic health (MyHealth) records?