In 2021, a study by Singapore Management University (SMU) shows 52% of Singaporeans ranked the end-of-life life stage important, as compared to birth (4%) and marriage (7%). Yet only 53% of respondents interviewed would plan for the end-of-life stage, compared to 97% and 93% indicating that they would plan for marriage and births respectively.
Having conversations about end-of-life matters meant discussing with loved ones our medical care preferences, financial matters, and personal welfare. When we passed on, our loved ones can carry out our wishes, leaving them with fond memories and little regrets.
Relive.Relief project aims to raise awareness about end-of-life planning in Singapore. We offer workshops and talks to educate the community about the different planning tools available. Through educational sessions, the participants can reflect on their end-of-life goals.
Advance Care Planning (ACP) is the process of planning for your future healthcare and personal care needs.
Having ACP conversations allows you to:
Share your personal values and beliefs
Talk about your healthcare preferences
Appoint your Nominated Healthcare Spokesperson
Reduce your loved ones’ burden and guilt in difficult decision-making.
Currently, Fei Yue offers free Advance Care Planning services. Find out more at our Advance Care Planning website. You may also make an appointment with us on our online form.
16 years ago, 61-year-old Mr Lee See Kwang was diagnosed with 4th stage cancer. After receiving treatment for his cancer, he went to visit his bed-ridden mother, who has been in coma. When he saw his mother responded to him, he realised people do not want to depart with regrets but instead leave their family with fond memories. Therefore, to provide himself and his family peace and solace upon his death, he started end-of-life planning.
Talking about death can feel taboo. However, palliative care doctor Ang Shih Ling explains why it is important to start Advance Care Planning and how we can begin these conversations. Having an Advance Care Plan in place can help to relieve the stress and burden for families during important decision making, and it also takes effect when we are unable to decide or communicate on our own behalf. This video also shares some tips on how to start the conversation with our loved ones.
我们常常避免谈论死亡和临终关怀，但这是我们需要尽早开始考虑的问题。姑息治疗医生Ang Shih Ling解释了为什么开始提前护理计划很重要，以及我们如何开始这些对话。 制定预先护理计划可以帮助减轻家庭在重要决策过程中的压力和负担。当我们无法代表自己决定或沟通时，预先护理计划会生效。 这个视频还分享了一些关于如何开始与我们所爱的人交谈的技巧。