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VIVA Self Care Programme Webinar 

How to make ourselves heard? Child, parent, and healthcare provider perspectives

Saturday, 24th Sept

09:00AM - 10:00AM (UTC+8 | SGT)  |  Check your Time Zone



Whatever roles we play in life, forging meaningful connections, especially with significant others, remain our aim. We want to share our joys, achievements, fears, pride, wisdom and humanity. Narratives around these streams of consciousness will be shared by a physician who has the honour of listening to powerful stories from many children, parents and doctors, during the course of his work in paediatric palliative medicine. Therein lie inherent lessons that show us different ways to foster intimate connections, as a child is diagnosed with a serious illness.  



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Dr Chong Poh Heng

Dr Chong Poh Heng

Vice Chair of Singapore Hospice Council
Medical Director, HCA Hospice

Dr Poh-Heng Chong is Vice Chair of Singapore Hospice Council and Medical Director, HCA Hospice. He received the Leader of Good award at the President's Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards (PVPA) in 2021 for his work in the care of terminally ill children. While his recent focus has been in raising awareness of palliative care locally, his deepest passion ultimately lies in supporting children (and their families) with serious medical conditions.


Ms Laura Tan

Ms Laura Tan

VIVA Volunteer Nurse
Senior Nursing Lecturer, Global Outreach Program (Asia Pacific Region)
Paediatric Oncology, Department of Paediatrics
VIVA-University Children's Cancer Centre, National University Hospital

Ms Laura Tan works at the VIVA-University Children’s Cancer at the National University Hospital as the Global Outreach Senior Nursing Lecturer. She focuses on expanding Nursing training to nurses in the Asia Pacific Region. Helping the nurses in the region to achieve their vision of how Paediatric Oncology Nursing can help transform the lives of children diagnosed with childhood cancer. She also works with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The Kandang Kerbau Women’s and Children Hospital, and VIVA to establish the St Jude VIVA Asia Pacific Nursing Institute, focusing on planning and training regional nurses to enhance and provide quality nursing care for all diagnosed with childhood cancers. She supports and guides regional nurses in providing Patient Family Education to ensure continuity of care while patients are nursed by caregivers at home.


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