LATEST - Issue 149 (Jul/Aug 17)
The human touch will always be at the centre of healthcare, even as technology revolutionises the delivery of patient care. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, a sincere compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
In this issue of CARING, we celebrate our Care Team who are the real unsung heroes, paving the way for meaningful and lasting change in how healthcare is delivered. Find out about the motivational force behind some of our award-winning nurses and what inspired them to become a nurse (page 18). Meet our Friends of CGH, a dedicated group of volunteers whospend thousands of hours each year to enrich the lives of our patients in the hospital and within the community (page 10).
Speaking of making a difference in other people’s lives, you don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to save a life; you can do so by donating blood for those in need. Discover the truth behind some of the most common blood donation myths (page 2).
As we are building a more dementia-friendly society, learn more about the condition, including simple lifestyle changes that might help lower your risk (page 14). For denture wearers, Dr Lai Juen Bin, Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at CGH, shares some useful tips on taking care of dentures (page 16) and some do’sand don’ts when choosing, cleaning and using them.
Happy reading and stay healthy!
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