Just recently, I attended a Bereavement Seminar hosted by the Singapore Hospice Council.
Am heartened that such a move has been initiated by at least an organisation to help up the level of awareness amongst fellow Singaporeans on how to deal with grief. It’s not a cookie-cutter solution as we all deal with grief differently. But the fact that there’s research going into this topic due to the increase incidence of deaths (Silver Tsunami, etc.), shows that Singapore is slowly preparing itself for the aftermath of the aging population that we have to deal with.
The seminar would particularly be useful to healthcare professionals which probably is why most of those attended are social workers, nurses – those in the medical line. However, it is also slightly useful to people in the death care industry. So it was good to see familiar faces from different companies of the same trade in the seminar. At least I know we all have something similar – we just want to equip ourselves so as to be able to help our clients/families cope with grief better.
Bernard from Ang Chin Moh and myself.
The Life Celebrant’s very friendly staff and myself.