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The Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) was established in December 2008 as an academic centre within Duke-NUS, in collaboration with the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and the Singapore Health Services Group (SingHealth). LCPC is an internationally recognised academic research and education centre with a portfolio of local and regional research projects that are highly relevant to patients and policymakers.

Research Focus

Understanding and meeting patient/caregiver preferences regarding end-of-life care Pain and symptom management at the end of life Communication at the end of life End-of-life care financing and delivery models Early and integrated palliative/supportive care models Psychosocial interventions for patients and family caregivers Patient decision aids Quantification of Serious Health Suffering

Research Mission

To implement and promote innovative high-quality research projects that are relevant to policy makers and practitioners and positively impact palliative care delivery both locally and internationally.