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Die-logues to raise awareness

Dr Norhisham bin Main shares about his palliative care career and offers insight into how we can open up die-logues among healthcare professionals and the Malay community. Dr Norhisham bin Main is the Head of Division & Senior Consultant, Division of Supportive Care & Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine at

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Assisi Hospice

Caring for young children of palliative patients

In palliative care, we not only provide care and comfort to patients, but give support to patients’ families too, not forgetting the young children. Alice (name has been changed) is in her 40s and has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She is under the care of Assisi Hospice’s Home Care

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SHC Outreach

Never too early to talk about palliative care

Find out more about end-of-life care matters at the Palliative Care 101 Course conducted by Singapore Hospice Council. There is no doubt that it is uncomfortable to talk about death and dying. Such conversations are avoided or put off until one encounters a life-limiting illness. According to a 2019 nationwide

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SHC Outreach

Boosting community support

Singapore Hospice Council hopes new initiatives will allow patients, families and caregivers who could benefit from palliative care to be identified earlier To mark World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) this year, Singapore Hospice Council (SHC) organised the “Live Well, Leave Well” Roadshow at Kebun Baru Community Club. SHC

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SHC Outreach

In one voice

The Singapore Hospice Council presented a successful fundraising concert on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Arousing evening filled with familiar tunes and heartfelt songs performed by Kit Chan, HaoFM deejays, as well as Singapore Hospice Council (SHC) volunteer and member performers as SHC held its first in-person fundraising event,

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A Youthful Example

Keeping your chin up

A registered nurse recounts the mutual learning experience she had working with a pair of young caregivers. Caregiving for a loved one who is approaching the end of life can be an intense and emotional experience. It takes a lot of strength and willpower to juggle one’s life while providing

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A Youthful Example

Easing the caregiving load

When 28-year-old Venus Lim quit her job to care for her 61-year-old mother, Madam Theresa Lim, she faced many challenges as an only child and sole breadwinner. Assisi Hospice was able to provide practical and emotional support that helped ease her burden. Madam Theresa Lim was sold to her adoptive

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Singapore Hospice Council

Starting with the young

Cheo Hao Min from Restful Retreat, a student-led group from Anglo Chinese School (Independent), shares their objectives to raise awareness among youths about palliative care and his reasons for not viewing death and dying as taboo topics. Our team wanted to start by sharing one of the quotes that inspired

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Growing through caregiving

“Caregiving where got such thing as fun?”

We know that caregiving can be stressful and tiring. But what if caregiving can also be… enjoyable? During a search for caregiver-related articles online, one of the first results that popped up on my screen was: “Embracing the New Normal – Caregiver Stress”. Yikes. With a super-aged population on the

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