Tag Archives: #death

In Dielogue: Marilyn

Personal encounters of witnessing death often makes the topic of death much more real and close to heart. We know that death happens to everyone, but we never know when and where. In this series of Dielogue, we share the heartfelt personal experiences of a healthcare practitioner, who meets patients near their end of life.…

In Dielogue: Venerable Ming Fa X Angjolie

We’re often caught by the element of surprise when driven from a sudden death of our loved one; or even from someone whom have been living their life dilligently – only to pass away abruptly through an incident. The moral of the story is that – death is unpredictable and we can only prepare for…

In Dielogue: Magdalene X Nash

Patients with terminal illness may be reaching the end of their lives, but palliative care is all about helping them live despite of and with the terminal illness. Much can be achieved by physiotherapists in the areas of pain and breathlessness, as they help with functional decline and improve the sense of well-being. Meet Magdalene…

Angjolie’s Good Advice

Meet Angjolie, the founder of The Life Celebrant. The Life Celebrant aims to celebrate and commemorate how you lived and leave your life, by providing customised and meaningful funeral planning and preplanning services for individuals and families.   TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I’m a determined and perseverant person. If there is something…

In Dielogue: Loretta X Charmaine

Delving into the social sector, requires a set of demanding aptitudes. Social workers are expected to handle different situations – from extending a willing pair of ears, to getting reprimanded by patients and riled into family conflicts. What makes us human is the ability to empathize and give advice – and that’s what our care…

Loretta’s Good Advice

Meet Loretta Chan, Counsellor, Medical Social Service, Changi General Hospital. She’s an advance care planning counsellor and mainly speak to the family and patients to find out what their medical preferences are to assist them in their decision. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I’m a positive and approachable person, as I enjoy hearing…

Charmaine’s Good Advice

Meet Charmaine Tay,  Senior Medical Social Worker, Medical Social Service, Changi General Hospital. She helps patients’ cope with financial assistant needs, psychological support and evaluating the kind of assistance they may require. She works with doctors and therapists to make sure that patients are well cared for, even after they leave the hospital.   TELL US…

Magdalene’s Good Advice

Meet Magdalene, Senior Physiotherapist, St. Andrew’s Community Hospital. Her main role is to help patients in promoting functional mobility and palliative care at her work. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I would like to say that I have a positive outlook in life, and I don’t sweat the small stuff. TELL US SOMETHING…

In Dielogue: Dr Chong X Dr Devanand

When it comes to one’s last wishes, difficult decisions sometimes have to be made by medical providers together with family. We tackle the issue of how medical ethics and specialised care can help patients who are facing death, and address misconceptions from an ethical viewpoint. Meet Dr Anantham Devanand, who is Deputy Head of Lung…

Dr Chong’s Good Advice

Meet Dr Chong Poh Heng, Medical Director of HCA Hospice Care. With a passion for pediatric work while harbouring a gift for comforting patients, he has since decided to marry his gifts into devoting his life into his work at HCA Hospice Care. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF IN 1 LINE. I’m a ‘happy slave’ that is…