LCPC Symposium 2016: When Caring Never Stops – Caring for Vulnerable Babies
On 27th August 2016, LCPC held an educational symposium to discuss how we provide care at the end-of-life for babies with terminal illnesses. During the one-day event attended by 164 clinicians, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals, we were fortunate to have with us Prof Brian Carter (Neonatologist and Paediatric Bioethicist, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, USA) and Ms Alex Mancini (Pan-London Lead Nurse for Neonatal Palliative Care, UK), as well as senior consultants from NUH, SGH and KKH sharing their valuable expertise and experiences. The symposium covered several key topics, including Difficult Decisions near the end-of-life, Relevant Legal Framework for end-of-life in Babies and Children, Impact of Guidelines on the Quality of Care, and End-of-Life Care in the NICU, including Care of the Healthcare Staff.
LCPC-SHC Palliative Care Symposium 2015
The Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) and the Singapore Hospice Council (SHC) jointly held a symposium on 8 October 2015, in honor of World Palliative Care Day. The event was conceptualized to bring together the local palliative care community in Singapore, and revisit the National Strategy for Palliative Care Report (NSPC) that was released by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in 2012. The goals of the day were to determine the progress that has been made since the NSPC Report, but also identify the prevailing gaps, and discuss collaborative initiatives to address these gaps and improve palliative care in Singapore.
Preferences for a good end-of-life experience
Singapore, 7 October 2015 – A study comparing preferences and willingness to pay for end-of-life treatments between advanced cancer patients and the general population of older adults has shown that patients are willing to pay more for all aspects of a good end-of-life experience compared to what healthy older adults believe they would pay if in a similar situation. Yet, both groups are willing to pay more to be free of pain and to die at home rather than for treatments that moderately extend life. The research, led by members from the Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC), was recently accepted for publication in the journal Health Policy and will be presented on 8 October 2015 at the LCPC-SHC Palliative Care Symposium.
Dying patients’ choices not always aligned to caregivers’
SINGAPORE, 2 April 2015 – An illuminating study compares the willingness of stage IV cancer patients, and their caregivers; to pay to extend their lives by one year against that of other end-of-life improvements. The research, led by members of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) and collaborators from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, was recently published in the journal,Palliative Medicine.
Patients with advanced cancer or other life limiting illnesses often have to consider how much money they are willing to spend on high cost treatments that result in only moderate improvements in length or quality of life. These decisions are very difficult for patients to make, and in some cases the decision is entirely deferred to a family caregiver.
Report of a National Education Needs Assessment of Healthcare Professionals for Palliative Care in Singapore
31 Mar 2014 - Publication of the results of this education needs assessment to identify training gaps in palliative care.
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