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Symposium 5


Dr Gwendoline Soh
Senior Consultant, Division of Supportive & Palliative Care
National Cancer Centre Singapore

Dr Gwendoline Soh is a senior consultant with the Division of Supportive & Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore. She underwent her postgraduate internal medicine physician training and completed her postgraduate advanced specialist training in Palliative Medicine in Australia. She has a keen interest and participates in the Palliative Medicine education and training. She currently cares for patients at the Assisi Hospice.


Compassion & Care, 8 Oct 2022, 1030 - 1230hrs
Humour and Laughter in Palliative Care - To Do or Not To Do?

Humour in Palliative Care can be complex and controversial. Humour and laughter are surely present and appreciated across many cultures and races. Often humour and laughter seem to disappear or be forgotten when one faces serious illness and threats to one's wellbeing. Palliative care endeavours to improve quality of life. Humour can enhance quality of life if used appropriately. The talk aims to share conversational encounters in Palliative Care reflecting the value of humour. To consider how and when humour may enhance experiences and care for patients, their families and healthcare workers within Hospice and Palliative Care.

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