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HeARTS in ACTion Virtual Event – Day 2
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Join us in our second day of celebrating the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day LIVE on 10 October 2020! Specially brought to you by Singapore Hospice Council (SHC) to honour the contributions of our healthcare workers, caregivers and volunteers in the palliative care sectors.
Facilitated by Sherman Ho from Singapore Film Society, Day 2 features a movie screening on palliative care and a panel discussion.
“The Sketchbook” and Live Panel Discussion will be screened on SHC’s Facebook Live from 3:15pm. If you would like to join us at 2:30pm for the full Day 2 event, please register your interest at SISTIC Live.
Academy Award-nominated documentary – “End Game”
Where will loved ones spend their last days? Who will be in the room? What feelings and secrets need to be shared with family before it is too late?
Understand the importance of end-of-life planning through a 40-mins short documentary film “End Game” produced by Academy Award-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film talks about terminally ill patients in a San Francisco hospital meeting medical practitioners seeking to change the perception around life and death.
“The Sketchbook” is a short clip produced by mm2 Entertainment Pte Ltd, inspired by a true event that tells how a young artistic boy suffering from cancer finds friendship in a palliative care nurse. In the darkest moments of his life, the nurse stands by him and encourages him to aim for the stars. His dreams of wanting to put his artwork in a gallery is brought to reality with the help of his loved ones and his caring nurse. Till the very end, their friendship will never be forgotten.
Panel Discussion (Building a Relationship with Death: Coming to Terms with Dying)
Joining Dr Yee Choon Meng, who has been working as a Palliative Care Specialist at Department of Palliative Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Head of Dover Park Hospice Home Care Service, as the panellists would be Ms Nicole Peng, senior palliative care nurse of HCA Hospice Care. She is also the nurse who attended to the young patient in “The Sketchbook” and will share her personal experience of taking care of him and how family and society can provide support to patients during their last stage of life. Media personality and active volunteer for various charitable foundations, Nick Shen, who had been the caregiver of his mother when she was receiving palliative care, will also be joining the session.
Sherman Ho is the Partnerships and Project Development Director in the Singapore Film Society and the co-founder of Happiness Initiative, a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions that people can take. He is very passionate about building inclusive communities, and understanding how we can make the world a kinder, more empathetic place in a sustainable way.
Nicole Peng is a senior palliative care nurse at HCA Hospice Care. She has 12 years of nursing experience, with 7 years spent in paediatric oncology and 5 years with HCA Star PALS, a paediatric service for children and minors with life-limiting or life-threating illnesses. She is currently serving elderly patients who require home palliative care.
Dr Yee Choon Meng has been working as a Palliative Care Specialist at Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital since 2014. He is now the Head of Dover Park Hospice Home Care service. He has a special interest in cancer pain management and believes in providing multidisciplinary holistic care, to journey with patients and their family till the end.
Nick Shen Weijun is a media personality who contributes immensely to the arts and culture scene in Singapore. Besides dedicating his time to arts and culture, Nick actively volunteers for various charities including Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Singapore, one of Singapore Hospice Council’s members.