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Leaving a legacy

Leaving memories behind

Palliative care patients benefit immensely from Creative Arts Therapy at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Palliative Care Unit beyond just the passing of time. Creative Arts Therapy comprising music and art, is often misunderstood. The sessions are not for keeping the patients occupied but rather serve as a medium that

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Leaving a legacy

Honouring the legacy

Recognising each patient’s value and life story provides peace, comfort and purpose in the time that remains. A heartbeat of a loved one embedded in a song can be a precious and tangible memory that families can hold on to after their passing. For Ceron, daughter of the late Mr

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Community of support

Never give up

For seven years, Mr Ramlee Rais has held firm to the belief that as long as his wife is still breathing, he will continue caring for her with all his heart. For the past seven years, Mr Ramlee Rais has diligently cared for his wife, Madam Zainon Buang, who was

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Building Compassionate Communities

Navigating grief in the workplace

During the Live Well. Leave Well. Festival, the Singapore Hospice Council hosted a lunchtime talk titled “Quiet Cubicles: Facilitating Workplace Grief and Loss with Compassion” led by Dr Paul Victor Patinadan, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Programme at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The talk threw a spotlight on the prevailing

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Assisi Hospice

Living life with meaning and joy

Assisi Hospice is extending palliative care to non-cancer patients in order to improve their quality of life. When Dame Cicely Saunders first pioneered the modern hospice movement in the UK in 1967, she started by caring for dying cancer patients. Similarly, the late Professor Cynthia Goh began the first hospice

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Extraordinary aspiration

Breaking free from the limits of art

Art is everywhere around us. What does art look like when it co-exists with the provision of palliative care? Imagine living in a colourful world but only being able to see the darker shades. That’s the reality for Mr Thong Chew Lim, a resident at St Joseph’s Home, who lives

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Ask the Experts

Compassion and dedication in care

With nearly two decades’ experience in healthcare, Advanced Practice Nurse Tang Ping Sin specialises in palliative care at St Luke’s Hospital, where she continues to be dedicated to patient-centred care, offering solace, empathy and support to those facing life-limiting diseases. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO TRANSITION INTO PALLIATIVE CARE AFTER MANY

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Palliative Care Beyond Cancer

Palliative care beyond cancer

While the majority of palliative care recipients are cancer patients currently, an increasing number of people with other life-limiting serious illnesses also benefit from the multidisciplinary care team’s support to maximise their quality of life to the last moment. The Ministry of Health Singapore (MOH) Principal Causes of Death list

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