This case study recounts the experience of Burt, a 68-year-old male diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.
The case study contains four sections:
- Reduce risk.
- Have the best treatment and support during active treatment.
- Have the best treatment and support between and after active treatment.
- Have the best care at the end of life.
It is recommended that you complete the sections and their related activities in order. This is because each section and each activity includes information that will help you complete the sections and activities that follow.
At times, you will have learning activities to complete. Click on the learning activities button and a list of questions will pop up. The questions will relate to the content you've just read or the video you've just watched.
There is a video component to this case study that is presented in 10 parts. You can watch the video clips when prompted throughout this case study or at any time by clicking on the video icon in the right-side menu. Learning activities throughout the case study will discuss the video and ask questions about it.
Use your notebook at the top of the screen to record your thoughts and answer learning activity questions. You can print your notes by clicking the print icon within the notebook.
Resource links are included throughout the case study. These links lead to interesting articles or websites, and are designed to encourage you to explore other available resources.
Cancer Australia. (2018) EdCaN module: Oesophageal cancer case based learning resource, version 2.1.