Pause for thought

It can be helpful to think about this case study in relation to some of the patients/clients you are working with as it raises some difficult issues.

Thinking about Malcolm, what are some of the possible elements that may have made his diagnosis more difficult?

Thinking about anticipatory care planning, where do you think there were possible triggers for this discussion?

What do you feel is the value of having a multidisciplinary team involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management of IPF?

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