Human Library – Leaving Well

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Human Library – Leaving Well

Mon, 22 Oct 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ang Mo Kio Public Library

by Yishun Health Campus
Language: English

(8 participants per timeslot)

The best kind of book is a person’s life. Meet and hear the life stories of four individuals who have journeyed through illness, death and dying.

This special edition of Human Library features humans who have journeyed with someone towards the end-of-life. Death has important lessons for us to learn on how to live well and leave well. Yet, opportunities to connect with the people who understand death are rare. This edition will feature four human stories – persons sharing their encounters about life, illness, death and dying. Registration is required.

Our human books will meet up to eight participants per session, one speaker at a time. Participants must register for slots to meet with the respective persons.

Human Books in feature:

2:00 – 2:30 pm – Book #1 Lawrence Wong:
Lawrence is a senior counsellor in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Since 1999, he has been doing counselling and psychosocial work in Singapore’s palliative care sector, providing holistic care and support to the dying. He has been journeying with people from all walks of life as they reach the end of their life journeys – from a prostitute in Geylang to an ex-director of a major bank. Through the years, Lawrence has acquired a vast repository of stories and experiences he hopes will touch your heart.

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2:45 – 3:15 pm – Book #2 Yin Ling:
Jee Yin Ling, a Gerontology student, had accompanied both her father and her aunt on their journeys towards the end of their lives. She will share her experiences on the issues she faced, including how she initiatied the difficult but much-needed conversations, on why talking about death and end-of-life preferences are crucial to living well.

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3:30 – 4:00 pm – Book #3 Pathma:
Pathma has been an English tutor for 10 years. Her flexible working hours was a blessing as she had to be a caregiver to both her husband and her late mother. Her husband suffered from Parkinson’s disease while her late mother had several health issues. It has been a tough journey to juggle both her work and her caregiving duties single-handedly, while having to deal with her own ailing problems. However, it was her love for them and her sheer determination that has kept her going.

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4:15 – 4:45 pm – Book #4 Sister Sim:
Sister Sim is a Nurse Clinician at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. She was the first palliative care nurse at Alexandra Hospital and has been practising in this specialised field for the past 15 years. Currently a trained midwife practising in palliative medicine, she cares for patients at the last leg of their journey in life.

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Mon, 22 Oct 2018
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Yishun Health Campus


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