November 20, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationAllied HealthPhoto StoryRegional Health SystemUpclose 

No longer lost

Liver cirrhosis, an irreversible scarring of the liver, caused Mdm Yee to become a shell of who she formerly was. The complexity of her condition called for a myriad of treatments from different specialists. Instead of working in silos with each specialist examining only one part of the problem, the SingHealth Duke-NUS Liver Transplant Centre brought together healthcare professionals from across disciplines to treat Mdm Yee holistically.

October 12, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationUpcloseAllied Health 

From grief to gift

How our Medical Social Workers and Transplant Coordinators work together to help families come to terms with brain death.

October 06, 2017 | EducationClinical Care and InnovationUpclose 

Finding a way to the patient

“Hi, how can I help you today?” Duke-NUS student Anthony Li realised the many missed opportunities to build good rapport with the patients we look after.

September 21, 2017 | EducationClinical Care and InnovationUpclose 

The doctor-patient conversation

“You must feel quite worried.” Duke-NUS student Anthony Li learnt that this innocent question can come with big implications.

September 12, 2017 | EducationUpcloseClinical Care and Innovation 

Sandwiched between compassion and duty

How far does a doctor need to empathise with his patients? Medical student Tan Chin Yee contemplates on this question as he faced his first death in the hospital.

August 29, 2017 | Upclose 

Faces of Healthcare | Prof Charles Ng : Seeing the woods beyond the trees

Passionate, witty and humorous as ever, the founder of SGH’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) Department, Professor Charles Ng, shares on his 50-year journey in public service and healthcare.

August 15, 2017 | Clinical Care and InnovationEducationUpclose 

The Six Senses

As a medical student, Dr Trevor Tan did clinical rotations in Singapore General Hospital. In this article, he shares how an encounter with a patient during that posting made him ponder deeply about the sixth sense that needs to be developed and honed by physicians.

June 27, 2017 | Upclose 

Faces of Healthcare: Dr Chan Yew Weng (SGH)

Dr Chan Yew Weng: A pilot in the operating theatre.

June 21, 2017 | EducationClinical Care and InnovationUpclose 

“I confronted mortality in the ICU”

The intensive care unit (ICU) is a place where we push life to the boundaries. It is where patients recuperate and regain life to reunite with loved ones, and also where we medical practitioners realise that sometimes, even our best efforts are not enough to save their broken bodies.

June 09, 2017 | EducationUpclose 

Run Brian, Run!

Meet all-rounder Dr Brian Chan – Duke-NUS fresh graduate, stand-out peer leader and passionate volunteer – as he continues on his journey to becoming a holistic physician.