The Life Book series is an initiative by the Singapore Hospice Council aiming to raise awareness about palliative care by engaging the public with our community’s rich repository of stories. These stories will be told from many different perspectives, coming either from the patients, caregivers, doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists and volunteers.
We hope more Singaporeans will be comfortable talking about end-of-life matters by providing adequate and easily accessible information for their reference and use. These books are free for the public to download.
Life Book 3: Dr. Guardian Angel
The only thing you have that nobody else has, is control of your life and how you want to live your final days. If you want to spend your final days with dignity and the least possible pain, you need to plan ahead and make your decisions known when you are able to with sound body and mind. Be inspired by teenage gamer, Zach, as he battles cancer with a cheat code: to always look on the brighter side. Armed with an infectious positivity and constant strength from his palliative care doctor, Zach emerged a winner not just in his own quest, but everyone else’s story.
Life Book 2: Granny Cool
In this book, Melisa recounts her journey as a caregiver to her sassy grandmother, Sye Kee. It is a heartfelt story of how Sye Kee sought comfort and support through palliative care, even as she remained unwavering in spirit. This special bond forged between Melisa, her grandmother and the home hospice care team, despite the short moments, will not be forgotten.
Life Book 1: Lawrence of Arabia
Follow therapy aide, Michael Lewis, as he tells a memorable story about his patient, Lawrence of Arabia, how Lawrence found himself again through palliative care. This book provides a beautiful window into the lives of professional healthcare workers and patients in the hospice.
* This book will only be available for borrowing at public libraries in November 2018.