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March 2020 will always be remembered by Muhamad Hariz bin Muhamad Razali, Physiotherapist at Sengkang General Hospital. It was the day when he confronted the possibility of contracting the virus after being exposed to a positive case during work.
This Teacher’s Day, we speak with Associate Professor Kwah Li Khim, Deputy Cluster Director of Health and Social Sciences at the Singapore Institute of Technology on her work as an allied healthcare educator.
When the COVID-19 virus hit Singapore shores, Joanne Lim, Senior Medical Social Worker at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, had to take on a new role unlike any she had experienced before.
For Sarah Lim, a Senior Speech therapist at the National University Hospital, her day-to-day work saw her possibly coming into contact with respiratory droplets, which are known to transmit COVID-19.
People who are unfamiliar with audiology may think that audiologists deal with sound equipment, or that we only conduct hearing tests. We definitely do more than this!
When Dr Jenny Loo first stepped into the field of audiology some 20 years ago, she had a simple yet ambitious goal: To nurture and build future generations of audiologists in Singapore.
Unlike some of my healthcare colleagues who interact directly with COVID-19 patients, I work behind the scenes, analysing results of test samples to determine if the virus is present in them.
When COVID-19 struck and the call came for volunteers to join the dormitory medical post team, I hesitated. However, as the virus continued to spread, I felt the need to contribute.
I was neither fearful nor surprised when I was deployed to the front lines. As a medical social worker, I know the services we provide are essential.
Senior Respiratory Therapist Emelin Tan works closely with a team of medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19 at both the National Centre for Infectious Diseases and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Many people many not realise this, but diagnostic radiographers play a crucial role in fighting the COVID-19 virus.
I wasn’t fearful to care for potential COVID-19 cases as an occupational therapist. I thought that it was going to be the same as attending to patients in an isolation ward. My parents who are residing in China were more worried than I was.
Presented with the lives of those who have fallen through the cracks, Gideon Ng couldn’t help but feel inclined towards a career where he could make a difference in the lives of others. Social work seemed like the perfect fit.
It all started when my older sister, a social worker, introduced me to speech therapy and encouraged me to pursue it as my career.
Owing to my days as a Red Cross cadet, my interest in a healthcare career had been piqued at a young age. Medicine or nursing may have seemed like obvious choices, but I wasn't convinced.
It all began when Evelyn’s friend was able to engage in personally meaningful activities thanks to the help of an occupational therapist, who taught her how to use a computer again with the help of adaptive equipment.
There were healthcare scholarships for commonly-known professions but what intrigued me was respiratory therapy. The more I read about the profession, the more interested I was.
What makes physiotherapy special is being able to make a difference in the lives of others – from restoring function to improving movement.
Are you going to be a radio DJ (disc jockey)?" I get that a lot when I tell people my course of study.
The first time I crossed paths with a social worker was just after my A level examinations.
As a young ballerina, I was accustomed to the rigorous lessons and trainings expected of me. Unfortunately, they took a toll on my foot.
I had always wanted to work in the healthcare sector. After some research, I chanced upon an unusual profession that few have heard of: Prosthetist and Orthotist.
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