In this short film we discover how much can be achieved toward the end of life.
"At work we do at the hospice, every life is precious and sacred," explains Irene Chan (Singapore). "Despite the limitations, a lot can be achieved during this period of time. The role of the hospice is to help patients and their families to reach that potential. It is a privilege to witness the courage, love and strength to rise above the occasion that our patients and families have shown us. I think that's the greatest gift to us."
"Hospice care is a very holistic way of approaching the person," reflects Dr Yew Seng Tan (Singapore). "That means we consider the other domains of care such as the psychological, social, emotion and spiritual aspects of care. We include as a matter of principle the family."
"For someone who's facing end of life issues, really if we were to focus on death - there is really only one type of death - there's nothing much we can do about death. But if we are to focus on life - that's powerful."
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LIFE Before Death comprises 50 short films themed around pain control and end of life issues, releasing one a week for a year from May 2011. The feature film was released in early 2012.
To find out more and view all the films in the series visit Treat the Pain website.
LIFE Before Death DVD - Buy one, give one
This initiative enables organisations and activists in developing countries to receive a copy of the LIFE Before Death DVD at no cost.
For more information and to purchase the DVD visit the LIFE Before Death website.