Hospitable hospices must transform end of life care in Singapore

Categories: Care.

The study was conducted by Fuelfor, a design consultancy specialising in healthcare, and offers seven universal concepts and 24 design principles to improve end of life care in Singapore.

As Feulfor conducted their review, they identified key issues and areas for improvement including:

  • hospices are isolated from society
  • hospice spaces are not designed to support palliative care practices
  • hospices can only perform sub-optimally in constrained conditions
  • patients need support to have their voices heard
  • decision-making is highly stressful for patients and families
  • palliative care teams need to be cared for.

“Today’s  hospices  were  built for  yesterday,”  said Mr  Lee Poh Wah,  CEO  of Lien Foundation. “Hospices suffer a poor image and are misunderstood. They deserve better understanding  from society and fresh insights  to meet rising care expectations.”

Access the report and read a press release on the website of the Lien foundation.

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