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It takes a lot of courage to face dying patients every day. Meet Suhaila Kemaludheen, Senior Staff Nurse of SCS Hospice Care Services, who feels that being a hospice nurse is by the most meaningful job for her.

Suhaila SCS Senior Staff Nurser

 

It is not easy facing patients that deteriorate over time. But it helps to give meaning and satisfaction to the family especially when I know that I have done my best for the cancer patients during the last stage of the lives,” said Suhaila Kemaludheen, who have been with the Singapore Cancer Society (SCS) since 2012.

The physical and emotional effects of cancer and its treatment may be very different from person to person. Many patients prefer to spend their final days with their loved ones in the comfort of their own homes. Nurse Suhaila, works with the SCS team to provide a holistic care and maximise the quality of life for as long as possible during the end of life period.

She recalled, “I remember one of my patient’s husband came to visit me. He told me that his wife told him to say thank you to me just before she passed on. I was so touched by this. She remembered me during her last moment.”

As a hospice nurse she knows that she is one of the most important people in a patients’ lives as they near their last days. Hospice nursing is about caring for families just as much as patients. She adds that she is able to guide caregivers to care for their loved ones. This makes a meanginful impact on the lives of the patients and the family.

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