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Introducing the case studies

We will now apply some of the concepts we have discussed by considering them in relation to several case studies.
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Throughout the course, we will return to a selection of case studies. The individuals below will appears in future steps and weeks:

  • Margaret is a 37 year old woman who comes to see you about backpain and tiredness. She presents quite frequently at the practice and seems to see a different doctor every time. She has a diagnosis of pernicious anaemia and frequently requests repeat bloods.
  • Omar is a 47 year old man who has been registered with your practice for a long time but normally consults infrequently. You have met him before and are aware he has a high powered job as an accountant for a large company and often seems very busy. Today has come to see you today about a swallowing problem.
  • Brian is an 81 year old man who is well known to the practice. A former bricklayer, he was widowed five years ago when his wife died of cancer. He always seems cheerful but recently you have noticed he has slowed down and seems to be getting more frail. He comes to see you today about his medications.
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