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Introduction to Palliative Care Services

The TTSH Palliative Care Services is about caring for patients with life-challenging illness (e.g. cancer, advanced end-stage organ diseases) and providing support to patient and their family to deal with stress arising from the illness and improving patient's quality of life.

Palliative Care Services comprise of interdisciplinary team of palliative physicians, Advance Practice Nurse, Nurse Clinicians, Medical Social Workers, Pharmacists and Dieticians are consult members. We provide in-patient and out-patient consultancy services.

Our Services Include:

  1. Management of pain and symptoms
  2. Psychological, emotional and spiritual support for the patient and family
  3. Grief and bereavement support and counselling
  4. Maintaining care continuity as the patient moves from hospital to home or to other institutions of care (e.g. hospice)

Project (Poster and Oral Presentation, and Publications)

Poster Presentation

Clinician's Name(s)YearTitleEvent
Hoi LS, Lim VH, Lau TC, Lian TY, Leong KP , Koh ET, Kong KO , Howe1 HH,. Thong B , Law WG, Cheng YK , Chng HH2005 Prompt Education Improves Adherence to Rheumatologist's Visits in Patients with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis (PDF, 500KB) Association for Consumer Research (ACR) conference in San Diego.
Lim VH, Lau TC, Lian TY, Leong KP, Chng HH, Koh ET2006 Importance of Education At Diagnosis By The Nurse Clinician In Patients With Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Evaluation of Patient Adherence With Rheumatologist Visit Four Years Later Poster (PDF, 938KB)  Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) Congress in Malaysia.
Lau TC, Lian TY, Leong KP, Chng HH, Thong BYH, Koh ET2006Importance of education at diagnosis by the Nurse Clinician in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis: an evaluation of patient adherence with Rheumatologist visit four years laterAnnual Sicentific Conference National Health Care Group Singapore.

Oral Presentation

Clinician's Name(s)YearTitleEvent
Subramaniam P, Lee A, Leong IY2008'Profile of Patients Discharged "Terminally" From an Acute Hospital in Singapore'Singapore Palliative Care Conference, Singapore
Yang SY, Ng LM, Leong IY, Tan HN, Lee AOK, Wu HY, Koh NY2006'Pain and Opioid Beliefs Study Among Singaporean Cancer Patients'2nd Biennial Scientific Meeting of the Singapore Hospice Council, Singapore.
HY Wu, AOK Lee, IYO Leong, EKY Yap2005'A Study on the Readmission of Terminally Ill Patients Referred to the Palliative Care Service in an Acute Hospital'The 6th APHN Conference at Seoul, Korea.


Clinician's Name(s)YearTitle
Wu HY, Lee A, Koh M, Leong YOI2006Letter to the Editor re: Older adults' attitudes to death, palliative treatment and hospice care – a view from Singapore, Palliative Medicine Journal, vol. 20, (2), pp 117 – 118.

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