Guides & Toolkits
What is Palliative Care? | LifeAskedDeath
SG Pall eBook | Lien Centre for Palliative Care , SG Pall eBook (Mandarin ver.) | Lien Centre for Palliative Care
Educator Toolkit | Academic Medicine Education Institute/Duke NUS/Singhealth
Planning and implementing palliative care services: a guide for programme managers | WHO
Pallipedia, the Free Online Palliative Care Dictionary | IAHPC
Practice guidelines in the end-of-life care | Sri Lanka Medical Association
Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families: A Singapore Casebook | (Centre for Bioethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine/Lien Foundation)
Drug information for hospice and palliative care | palliativedrugs.com
Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence 5th edition | Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists & Faculty of Pain Medicine
The Guidelines for a Palliative Approach to Aged Care in the Community | Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association
Cross Country Comparison of Expert Assessments of the Quality of Death and Dying 2021 | Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Quality health services and palliative care: practical approaches and resources to support policy, strategy and practice | WHO
Assessing the development of palliative care worldwide: a set of actionable indicators | WHO
Palliative Care, Covid-19 and Universal Health Coverage Report | WHPCA
Global Atlas of Palliative Care, 2nd Ed 2020 | WHPCA
Palliative care and the Global Goal for Health | IAHPC, ICPCN & WHPCA
Quality of Death Index 2015 | Economist Intelligence Unit/Lien Foundation
Quality of Death Index 2010 | Economist Intelligence Unit/Lien Foundation
Films & Videos
AFTER CICELY explores the meaning of modern hospice and palliative care through the eyes of five inspiring women in Asia. Following the efforts of Cicely Saunders, these women have braved adversity with tenacity and heart to lighten the suffering of patients and help them die a good death. This is a visual journal of how they pave final journeys with empathy, dedication and love.
LIFE Before Death is a multi-award winning documentary series that asks the fundamental question underpinning our mortality. This beautifully filmed journey takes us to 11 countries as we follow the remarkable health care professionals battling the sweeping epidemic of pain that threatens to condemn one in every ten of us to an agonizing and shameful death. Through the eyes of patients and their families, we discover the inherent humanity that empowers the best of us to care for those beyond cure.
The Pain Project is a documentary by the International Reporting Program on the situation in India, Ukraine and Uganda. The International Reporting Program found that “a combination of bureaucratic hurdles and the chilling effect of the global war on drugs are largely to blame, leaving humanitarians scrambling to work outside the law — or change the law — to bring relief to suffering patients all over the world.”
What do Singaporeans care about most when death is near? Faced with a terminal illness, do we seek every possible treatment and prolong dying, or do we work towards a good closure with palliative care? Filmed over half a year, this series tracks the end-of-life journeys of patients age 5-93.
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