Singapore Hospice Council

An umbrella body representing all organizations that actively provide hospice and palliative care in Singapore

Hospice and palliative care is a holistic approach to caring for patients going through the last stages of their lives. It aims to meet all needs (physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual) so as to alleviate suffering and maximise quality of life for patients and their loved ones.




News

News from LCPC : Dying Patients and their Caregivers Make Different Choices
In Early April 2015, there was an illuminating study which compares the willingness of stage IV cancer patients, and their caregivers; to pay to extend their lives by one year against that of other end-of-life improvements. The research, led by members of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) and collaborators from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, was recently published in the journal, Palliative Medicine.

Patients with advanced cancer or other life limiting illnesses often have to consider how much money they are willing to spend on high cost treatments that result in only moderate improvements in length or quality of life. These decisions are very difficult for patients to make, and in some cases the decision is entirely deferred to a family caregiver.

Past research has shown that in addition to extending life, being free of pain and dying at home are important considerations for people nearing the end of their lives. However, the value that patients place on these considerations or their willingness to pay for either was not previously known.

A team led by Professor Eric Finkelstein and Assistant Professor Chetna Malhotra from the LCPC in Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) administered surveys to 211 patients with stage IV cancer and their informal caregivers to find out more about their end-of-life preferences.

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A Palliative Care Filmlet - produced with Team Project Happy Apples
After many months collaborating with the Project Happy Apples team, comprising a group of medical undergraduates from the NUS-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, a series of posters and a short filmlet were produced. Launched in 12 October 2013, the posters and filmlet aim to raise awareness in as well as increase usage of palliative care services. Special mention to students from the NTU's Wee Khim Wee School of Communications who helped produce the filmlet.

To view the video recording on YouTube, please click here

Click here to view the posters.


Voices for Hospices Charity Concert 2013

Strike Force getting the audience to "Change the World"

The Singapore Hospice Council (SHC) recently held its Voices for Hospice Charity Concert on Saturday, 12 October 2013. Graced by Senior Minister of State (Health), Dr Amy Khor, the concert, which is SHC's main fund raising platform saw a very good crowd turn out at the 1200-capacity Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre. The audience enjoyed themselves thoroughly - not surprising given the excellent and entertaining line up comprising many talented (including) young performers such as Miguel Antonio, Lauren Yeo, students from the School of the Arts, the legendary Rahima Rahim and the energetic percussion group, Strike Force.

In her speech, Dr Khor revealed that the Ministry of Health is keen to expand the palliative care sector. To read her speech in full, click here.

We thank the organising Committee for their collective hard work and until the next concert in 2015!

Upcoming Events

Bilingual Public Forum- Gynaecological Cancer

Date: 23 May 2015 (Sat)
Time: 9.15am – 10.30am Mandarin
(Registration:9am -9.15am)
11.15am -12.30pm English
(Registration:11am -11.15am)
Venue : National Cancer Centre Singapore Auditorium (Level 4) 11 Hospital Drive Singapore 169610

Phone Registration Only
Please call 6225 5655 (Mon to Fri : 8.30am – 5.30pm)
Strictly No Admission for Children below 12 years old.

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2015 / 2016 Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine : Extension of registration deadline till 29 May 2015!!!

What is this course about?
This course aims to trains doctors, especially family physicians, to be competent and confident in managing patients with palliative care needs, in the clinic as well as in the home setting.

Who is this course for?
The course is also relevant to family physicians working in hospices, nursing homes, community hospitals, and home medical services, and to doctors in other disciplines who are interested in training in palliative care.

Course is organised by whom?
The Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine (GDPM) course is offered by the Division of Graduate Medical Studies (DGMS), NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, in collaboration with the Chapter of Palliative Medicine Physicians (CPMP), College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine Singapore (AMS).

For more information and to register, click here.


Past Events

SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Controlling Nausea and Vomiting

Date & Time: 6 May 2015, 1-2pm
Venue : National Cancer Centre Singapore,
Peter & Mary Fu Auditorium, Level 4
11 Hospital Drive,
Singapore 169610

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE/CPE Accredited Point

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SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Palliative Care as a Model of Care for All Medicine

Date & Time: 28 April 2015, 1-2pm
Venue : HCA Hospice Care, Level 3 Auditorium
12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308437

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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NCCS – GP Workshop 2015
The Cancer Patient in Primary Care: Enhancing skills, Improving Outcomes

Date & Time: 18 April 2015 , 12.45pm -4pm
Venue : National Cancer Centre Singapore
Level 4, Auditorium
Singapore 308437

Free Admission
2 CME points pending SMC approval

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SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine

Date: 8-10 April 2015 (Wed – Fri)
Venue: HCA Hospice Care, Auditorium, Level 3 ( 12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308437)

Early Bird registration closing date: 2 Mar 2015
Registration closing date: 23 Mar 2015 or when max intake number is reached, whichever is earlier

Course fee:
S$400 (for early birds, SMA members and FAMS)
S$500 (for non SMA/FAMS registration after 16 Feb)

Note: LCPC Education Assistant Fund (EAF) for course participants has been discontinued.

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SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Advance Care Planning: Care and Communication in Palliative Care

Date & Time: 24th Mar 2015, 1-2pm
Venue : HCA Hospice Care, Level 3 Auditorium
12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308437

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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Trim Your Risk of Getting Colorectal Cancer

Date: 7 March 2015, Saturday
Time: 9.15am – 10.30am Mandarin
(Registration:9am -9.15am)
11.15am -12.30pm English
(Registration:11am -11.15am)
Venue : National Cancer Centre Singapore Auditorium (Level 4) 11 Hospital Drive Singapore 169610

Phone Registration Only
Please call 6225 5655 (Mon to Fri : 8.30am – 5.30pm)
Strictly No Admission for Children below 12 years old.

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SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Perspectives of the elderly on Spirituality – A qualitative survey on admitted elderly patients.

Date & Time: 24th Feb 2015, 1-2pm
Venue : HCA Hospice Care, Level 3 Auditorium
12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308437

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
The journey of coming to terms with oneself

Date & Time: 27th Jan 2015, 1-2pm
Venue : HCA Hospice Care, Level 3 Auditorium
12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308437

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Point

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Improving Cancer Treatment: Today's Research, Tomorrow's Cure

Date: 10 January 2015 (Sat)
Time: 11.30am to 12.45pm English (Registration: 11.15am -11.30am)
Venue: National Cancer Centre Singapore, Auditorium (Level 4), 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610

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There is a tremendous strength that is growing in the world through sharing together, praying together, suffering together and working together.

~Mother Theresa

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Contact Us

SHC Secretariat
133 New Bridge Road,
#04-06, China Town Point,
Singapore (059413)

Tel: 65382231
Email: secretariat@singaporehospice.org.sg