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  • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/20/20 at 7:23PM

    The battle continues.
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    • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/12/20 at 11:55AM

      ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ โ€“ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐˜ผ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ

      For Senior Staff Nurse Suhaimi Kasmon of Singapore General Hospital, being a photographer in this project reminded him that a photo is more than just a picture. Armed with his Nikon D750, he had the unique chance of shadowing and capturing snapshots of a fellow nurse who works in a different setting. Hereโ€™s what he has to say:

      โ€œIt was a rare opportunity to capture photos of a prison nurse in his element, to see the depth of meaning behind his every expression. It reminded me that every photo tells a story. Nursing and photography will remain my lifelong passions.โ€

      Check out the myriad of expressions that were portrayed in this book. โ€œNursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Prideโ€ celebrates 135 years of nursing in Singapore through a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

      Read the e-book via the link in our bio!

      #caretogobeyond #sghseen

         
      • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/6/20 at 11:58AM

        ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ - ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐˜ผ ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™ง๐™š๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™š๐™ง

        Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Tan Tock Seng Hospital Enrolled Nurse Lim Mark Anthony Pamintuan would travel to different parts of the world with his trusty camera in hand. From taking portraits to street and landscape photography, Mark spends most of his time overseas honing his skills while learning more about the country and its people. Read what he has to say below on working with fellow nurses on the book.

        "Even though I had to sacrifice some personal time for photo shoots, I am truly excited to see everyone's hard work in this nursing book. Not only did I learn a lot by helping with this book, I was reminded that nursing is truly a noble profession and I will always be proud of it."

        #InCaseYouMissedIt, โ€œNursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Prideโ€ celebrates 135 years of nursing in Singapore through a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

        Click the link in our bio to read more!

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        • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/30/20 at 6:31PM

          #๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™Ž๐™‚: ๐™๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‘๐™„๐˜ฟ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™™๐™š๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™– ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ค๐™ก๐™™ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ก๐™ โ€™๐™จ ๐™๐™ค๐™ข๐™š

          When Betty Kwong, Assistant Director of Nursing at St Johnโ€™s - St Margaretโ€™s Nursing Home was seconded to Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home in the COVID-19 outbreak, she was well aware that she would be caring for about 99 residents who might have been exposed to the virus.

          Despite these challenging times, there were occasional sweet moments with her patients that became her source of strength. She even stood in as an interim โ€œhairdresserโ€ for one resident who insisted on having her hair trimmed!

          Click on link in bio to find out more about Bettyโ€™s nursing experience at the old age home!

          #caretogobeyond #couragetocaresg

             
          • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/25/20 at 5:59PM

            ๐™๐™–๐™˜๐™š๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ: ๐™‚๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ง๐™š
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            As #nurses focus their attention on caring for people, @stlukeseldercare (SLEC) Susie Goh took it one step further when she tended to a โ€œfeatheredโ€ patientโ€ฆ an eagle! That incident inspired her to make the crucial decision of taking up wound care as her speciality.
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            In April this year, she took her passion for wound care further by imparting her knowledge on wound care to her trainees at SLEC. Hereโ€™s what the Master Trainer of wound care has to say:
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            โ€œHaving been in nursing for over 40 years, I decided it was time to move into teaching and training. Many have the assumption that wound care is about using the best dressing or product โ€” it is not! Assessing the wound and managing it through proper techniques, skills and knowledge are far more important. In class, I often focus on developing my traineesโ€™ strengths instead of fixing their weaknesses during the hands-on sessions. Hopefully, this will help build their confidence in tending to patientsโ€™ wounds.
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            As a nurse, I used to teach in a clinical setting while being on the job. Now, I have the opportunity to teach in a classroom setting using simulations, case studies and discussions. Whether a nurse or an educator, my objective remains: I hope to see my trainees use their knowledge to make a difference in the lives of their patients and thereby improving their quality of life. In return, I have also learnt from students as I continue to upgrade my own skills as a trainer especially in areas of new technologies and using digital platforms to teach (laughs). To me, both vocations shape and impact lives, and play an equally important role in shaping the next generation of nurses.โ€
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            To read more of Susieโ€™s vision for wound care, click the link in our bio for the e-book โ€œNursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Prideโ€ which celebrates 135 years of nursing in Singapore through a collection of stories about all things nursing.
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            • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/17/20 at 6:01PM

              ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ - ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฉโ€™๐™จ ๐™ข๐™ฎ ๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™š๐™ง!

              Like her fellow nurses, National University Hospital Advanced Practice Nurse Charmaine Sim Peizhen aspires to improve patient care and bring the profession to greater heights... just like some of her leaders and mentors. Little did she know that she would be photographing some of them while working on commemorative nursing book.

              โ€œWorking on this book gave me the opportunity to interact with several nursing leaders. It is an honour indeed, and I am inspired by their candidates and professionalism despite their huge responsibilities at the workplaceโ€

              Get the e-copy of the book via the link in our bio and catch these nurses through the lens of Charmaineโ€™s Canon D60, as well as the works of 11 other photographers.

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              • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/14/20 at 12:00PM

                ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ - ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐™„๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™–๐™ข๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ช๐™จ๐™ฉ

                "I feel so proud to be part of this book, and enjoyed the great teamwork with the project team. The three interviewees I photographed reminded me that nurses can do more than just clinical work to contribute to patient care. I was also inspired by their passion for their nursing careers."

                Hands down, many will agree with Senior Staff Nurse Wang Jiaxin from @cghsg! Nurses do so much more in addition to clinical work - they are also involved in healthcare administration and nursing education. With her Sony A7II in hand, Jiaxin instantly transforms from a healthcare hero to a photographer for our newly launched nursing book - a gift dedicated to all nurses.

                Check out the photos taken by Jiaxin in this book, alongside those of 11 other nurses who took their passion for photography to another level. "Nursing - Our Profession, Our Pride" celebrates 135 years of nursing in Singapore through a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

                Read the e-book via the link in our bio! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

                #caretogobeyond

                   
                • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/8/20 at 5:59PM

                  ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ โ€“ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™๐™˜๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™›๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™ก๐™ฎ
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                  We were really heartened to see #nurses from different institutions come together for the newly launched commemorative book. Despite their busy schedules, talented nurse artists and photographers spent the past year working hard to participate in the production of this significant gift for all nurses. For Senior Staff Nurse Phoon Kum Kin at @sengkang_general_hospital, his Canon 5D Mark 3 gave him the chance to explore #healthcare institutions apart from his own:
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                  "I enjoyed this assignment. Not only did I have fun doing the photoshoots with nurses, I also had the opportunity to visit various healthcare institutions."
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                  Check out the photos taken by Kum Kin and 11 other photographers in this specially produced book to celebrate 135 years of nursing in Singapore: โ€œNursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Prideโ€. It shares a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

                  Read the e-book via the link in our bio! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป
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                  • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/5/20 at 11:58AM

                    ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ โ€“ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ

                    Boy, are we proud to have so many hidden talents among our nurses! Senior Enrolled Nurse Nuraidah Nasir from Health Promotion Board is not only well-versed in nursing knowledge, she has also worked her magic with her Olympus E-M10 Mark II in the newly launched commemorative book dedicated to all nurses.

                    "It was an honour to be one of the photographers who bring this book to life with images that capture a moment in nursing history for future generations. It made me realise that there is more to photography than just taking pictures." Nuraidah recounts her experience participating in this special project.

                    Look out for the photos shot by Nuraidah and 11 other nurses in the book: "Nursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Pride". Specially produced to celebrate 135 years of nursing in Singapore, it shares a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997. Download the e-copy here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider5/resources-statistics/educational-resources/nursing_our_profession_our_pride.pdf

                       
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                    • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 8/21/20 at 11:23AM

                      ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ โ€“ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐˜ผ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š

                      #DidYouKnow: The photos in the commemorative book on nursing were actually shot by nurses!

                      Meet one of the 12 photographers involved in this special project: Lim Voon Hooi, Deputy Director of Nursing, National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. An avid landscape photographer, Voon Hooi shares her experience on working with her nursing colleagues:

                      โ€œThis assignment allowed me to meet some of my amazing fellow nurses. Hearing what they have achieved is inspirational. It may have taken a while to get them to smile and be comfortable in front of the camera, but it has been a rewarding experience.โ€

                      About the book: Specially produced to celebrate 135 years of nursing in Singapore, โ€œNursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Prideโ€ shares a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

                      To read the e-book, click the link in our bio!

                         
                      • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/21/20 at 9:01PM

                        During this pandemic, the paediatric ward that KK Women's and Children's Hospital Senior Staff Nurse Nur Asyiqin was working at was transformed into an isolation ward dedicated to caring for young COVID-19 patients, as well as their caregivers.
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                        The sudden chaos and changes of dealing with a viral infection would shake anyone, but SSN Asyiqin and her team hit the ground running, thanks to the rigorous preparations that were put into place ever since SARS in 2003.
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                        The notion of bringing the virus home to her family was a thought she couldnโ€™t shake off โ€” even with the strict protocols in place. Thankfully, her family and friends showered her with support and encouraged her to continue the fight. That was enough to help her barrel through all her anxieties and to make her job #1 priority.
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                        Click on the link in the bio for her story ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป
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                        Credit ๐Ÿ“ท: KK Womenโ€™s and Childrenโ€™s Hospital
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                        • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/9/20 at 11:55AM

                          ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ โ€“ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ
                           
                          Have you seen the wonderful artwork painted by Senior Nurse Educator Cheah Mee Wen from @sengkang_general_hospital in Chapter 2 of 'Nursing - Our Profession, Our Pride"? It illustrates beautifully how nurses constantly seek to improve patient care through education and technological advancements. It is truly art from the heart!
                           
                          "This project has renewed my interest in art. Juggling work and this art assignment was challenging, fun and de-stressing at the same time. I used acrylic paint to capture the theme of Chapter 2, books to signify education, progressing to the electronic pad, with caring from the heart."
                           
                          Check out Mee Wen's art in the commemorative book specially produced to celebrate 135 years of nursing in Singapore: โ€œNursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Prideโ€. It shares a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

                          Read the e-book via link in bio ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

                          #caretogobeyond

                             
                          • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/24/20 at 6:01PM

                            ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ โ€“ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐™‡๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™จ
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                            A picture paints a thousand words. For Senior Staff Nurse Maria Boey of KK Womenโ€™s and Childrenโ€™s Hospital, being a photographer in this project was more than just having to capture pictures of #nurses in their environments โ€“ it was just as thrilling an experience as it was educational.
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                            โ€œIt was exciting to be part of this project, which has definitely expanded my photography skills. I appreciate Edmund (designer of the book) for being very patient and sharing different ideas and concepts. It gave me the chance to explore different photography angles, while retaining my own photography style.โ€
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                            Flip through the e-book via the link in our bio and check out the pictures taken by Maria and 11 other photographers! โ€œNursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Prideโ€ celebrates 135 years of nursing in Singapore through a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.
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                            • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/17/20 at 10:57AM

                              #๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™Ž๐™‚: ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™จ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ž๐™™๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ

                              When Ng Teng Fong General Hospital called for staff volunteers to join the fight against COVID-19, Jurong Medical Centre Senior Staff Nurse Qiu Hong had no qualms about it despite knowing the risks of being on the front line โ€” she was not afraid. As a nurse, a sense of duty to serve has always been the driving force that kept her motivated at work every day.

                              ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป Click the link in our bio to find out more about her journey in the fight against COVID-19.

                              #couragetocaresg #caretogobeyond

                                 
                              • An Instagram User

                                 

                                โ€œAim small, miss small.โ€  -Benjamin Martin, The Patriot #shoot
                                #uncle #niece #bonding #happinurse

                              • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 8/27/20 at 6:01PM

                                ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ โ€“ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฎ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™š๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ

                                For those over at Changi General Hospital, you may have seen Senior Staff Nurse Charly Tronco carrying his precious Nikon D750 camera before or after his shifts. That's because he was part of the team involved in taking photographs of the nurses featured in this book. Hereโ€™s what Charly had to say about his time on set:

                                โ€œAlthough I was hesitant at first, I am really thankful to be part of this project. It wasnโ€™t really difficult to convey the nursesโ€™ stories and emotions through my photos โ€“ they were all just so natural and real in their comfort zones!โ€
                                 
                                Check out the photos taken by Charly and 11 other photographers in this specially produced book to celebrate 135 years of nursing in Singapore: โ€œNursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Prideโ€. It shares a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

                                To read the e-book, click the link in our bio!

                                   
                                • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/21/20 at 5:54PM

                                  #๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™Ž๐™‚: ๐˜ผ ๐™˜๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ค ๐™ง๐™š๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฉ๐™จ
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                                  Ethan's decision to switch to #nursing was in the making since university, after he witnessed how the #nurses took great care of his grandmother in a nursing home. Unfortunately, his parents were against the idea at the time.
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                                  Fast forward today, Ethan took a leap of faith to make a career switch and is now a Staff Nurse at @ren_ci_hospital who has been on the front line since the COVID-19 outbreak. Though itโ€™s been a tough fight, Ethan has also received endless love and encouragement from his management team, patients, family and friends.
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                                  As clichรฉd as it may sound, the biggest lesson he has taken away from this pandemic is that we should take nothing for granted and, as what Marie Kondo would say, to live a life that sparks joy.
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                                  Read more about Ethanโ€™s experience amid this pandemic at the link in bio โ˜๏ธ
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                                  #caretogobeyond #couragetocaresg

                                     
                                  • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/15/20 at 1:16PM

                                    ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ โ€“ ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™จ ๐™– ๐™—๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ

                                    "What an honour to join this project and work with other nurses! It was a memorable experience. My artwork for Chapter 4 shows that nursing is a journey. Every step you take and everything you see, be it success or failure, will be the milestone for a better tomorrow."

                                    For Senior Staff Nurse Bibi Wong of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, who is part of the team of artists behind the collection of artworks in the nursing book, her illustration speaks volumes about what it truly means to be in the nursing profession โ€” a fulfilling journey of progress and innovation with patient care in mind.

                                    Drawings speak louder than words. Check out Bibi's artwork alongside seven other artists in this specially produced book that celebrates 135 years of nursing in Singapore: "Nursing - Our Profession, Our Pride". It shares a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

                                    Read the e-copy in link in bio! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

                                    #caretogobeyond

                                       
                                    • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/7/20 at 6:02PM

                                      #๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™Ž๐™‚: ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‘๐™„๐˜ฟ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ญ๐™ž๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฎ

                                      Her work experience during the SARS outbreak in 2003 provided her with the confidence and strength to care for COVID-19 patients at the Medical Isolation Ward in the Institute of Mental Health today. Despite that, uncertainty remained prevalent during the early days of the pandemic.

                                      Find out how Nurse Clinician Mullath Bijuh Sukumaran Nair overcame her fears and fulfilled her duty as a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Link in bio โ˜๐Ÿฝ

                                      #caretogobeyond #couragetocaresg

                                         
                                      • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 10/1/20 at 6:18PM

                                        ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ - ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฅ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ

                                        Armed with her Canon 800D, Senior Staff Nurse Wong Yu Rui at National Heart Centre Singapore spent much of last year hustling about various healthcare institutions in Singapore, capturing moments to be immortalised in the nursing book. While she was excited to be able to play her part in this special project, she was doubly encouraged by the heartening words of her nursing seniors.

                                        "It was my honour to contribute my little strength to this big project. I enjoyed working with the editorial team and even learnt some photography skills in the process. Also, it was very encouraging to have some of my super seniors in nursing encouraging me."

                                        To see Yu Rui's photography, alongside those of 11 other nurse photographers, flip through the pages of this specially produced book that celebrates 135 years of nursing in Singapore: "Nursing - Our Profession, Our Pride". It shares a collection of stories about all things nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

                                        Click on link in bio to read the e-book! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

                                        #caretogobeyond

                                           
                                        • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/26/20 at 1:10PM

                                          ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ - ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ค๐™›๐™š๐™จ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™Š๐™ช๐™ง ๐™‹๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™š: ๐™‹๐™ช๐™จ๐™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™—๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™™๐™–๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ
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                                          In Chapter 6 of "Nursing โ€“ Our Profession, Our Pride", we read of seven #nurses who championed change and pushed boundaries for better patient care. Inspired by their pioneering spirit, Yang Li Ping, Nurse Clinician at National Heart Centre Singapore, delved into the theme of exploration and drew the perfect illustration that represented these stories: Hot air balloons at the edge of our planet, ready to take off into the unknown.
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                                          โ€œIt was challenging yet exciting to paint the artwork for Chapter 6. Working closely with the bookโ€™s designer, I produced this diffused oil painting of hot air balloons that signal pushing boundaries and exploration. I really enjoyed this assignment and hope you will enjoy the book as well.โ€
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                                          Keep your eyes peeled for Li Pingโ€™s artwork in the special book produced in honour of 135 years of nursing in Singapore! It shares a collection of stories about all things #nursing and charts the growth of the profession since 1997.

                                          Read the e-copy at the link in bio! ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป
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                                          • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/23/20 at 11:55AM

                                            #๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™Ž๐™‚: ๐™ˆ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ก ๐™๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‘๐™„๐˜ฟ-19 ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™š
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                                            โ€œBelieve it or not, I eagerly raised my hand when they called on mental health nurses to be deployed on the front line! As a newcomer to the profession, this opportunity was truly exciting.
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                                            The nature of patients at the dormitories and their conditions differed from my work at the Institute of Mental Health, where I was mainly caring for patients with conditions such as schizophrenia. At the dormitories, I attended to migrant workers who were physically unwell. Some of them were also feeling anxious and depressed due to the situation, so I was able to apply my experience in performing mental state examinations while educating the affected workers on symptom management and medication matters.
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                                            Like most of my comrades working in the dorms, the language barrier was one of the bigger obstacles. I took this chance to pick up basic Bengali and Thaiโ€ฆ just simple words so that I can better communicate with migrant workers and ensure that their needs are taken care of. This experience showed me that, as nurses, we should be culturally sensitive at all times.
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                                            Being a frontline worker has also taught me the 3Ts: Toughness, tenacity and triumph. They help you overcome adversities with grace, strength, critical thinking and to celebrate the small successes like discharging patients who have been cleared of COVID-19. Speaking of which, I will always remember how a discharged patient thanked me profusely with his hands in a prayer position.
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                                            Behind the many layers of protective equipment are caring hearts that want the best for you. At times, some taxi drivers would understandably give me wary looks upon realising my drop-off location but there were also those who thanked me for keeping the nation safe and reminded me to look after my health. One of them even offered to buy me breakfast! Such gestures warm my heart and make me proud to be a nurse.โ€

                                            โ€“ Rae Wong Su Min, Staff Nurse, Institute of Mental Health
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                                            #couragetocaresg #caretogobeyond

                                               
                                            • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/14/20 at 5:56PM

                                              Budding nurses, here's a chance for you to find out more about your dream job. On Friday 25 Sep, join JurongHealth Campus' nursing webinar and get a glimpse into not only the healthcare environment, but the lives of nursing heroes at the heart of the pandemic. Plus, you will get to learn about career and sponsorship opportunities available!

                                              Click on the link in our bio to register now!

                                                 
                                              • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 9/9/20 at 5:58PM

                                                #๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™Ž๐™‚: ๐™…๐™ค๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ก๐™š๐™–๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™จ, ๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ข๐™ž๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™Š๐™‘๐™„๐˜ฟ-19
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                                                โ€œI felt a mix of emotions โ€“ excitement and apprehension โ€“ when I learnt I would be on the front line of the nationโ€™s battle against COVID-19. I was excited as this was a new learning opportunity! At the same time, I was worried, not just for myself but for my loved ones. I live with a big family, so concerns for their well-being weighed heavily on my mind.
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                                                To protect my family, I practise good hygiene habits. As soon as I reach home, I wash up and place my uniform into the washing machine. Visiting my father, which was once a common routine, has been put on hold for the time being. Fortunately, my sisters have been very understanding during this period, and offered to help with some of the caregiving responsibilities.
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                                                At work, things are drastically different. The polyclinic is now divided into two areas: The Green zone and the Red zone, which handles patients exhibiting any respiratory symptoms. Whenever we enter this zone, we wear additional protective gear. It can be uncomfortable but I have got used to it.
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                                                My role as a Patient Care Assistant involves assisting patients with registration, taking their vital signs (e.g. blood pressure, height and weight) and helping doctors with translation during consultations. Although the job is risky, it never crossed my mind to give up.
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                                                I recall an incident when an anxious lady walked into the polyclinic and insisted on getting tested, fearing that she caught the infection by a chance encounter with a COVID-19 patient. However, she was not exhibiting any symptoms. Sensing her concern, I reassured her and advised her to monitor her health at home for the time being. She subsequently calmed down and headed home.
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                                                Learning, especially during a pandemic, may be challenging as we have to adapt and react swiftly. But there is always something new to learn, and that is what keeps me going.
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                                                โ€“ Karen Teo, Patient Care Assistant, Choa Chu Kang Polyclinic
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                                                #couragetocaresg #caretogobeyond

                                                   
                                                • Photo from @caretogobeyond on Instagram on caretogobeyond at 8/26/20 at 5:58PM

                                                  #๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™œ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ค๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™š๐™Ž๐™‚: ๐˜ผ ๐™™๐™ค๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™งโ€™๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™ก๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™จ

                                                  โ€œAs a junior doctor tasked to establish a medical post at a foreign worker dormitory, I felt excited but slightly overwhelmed. I had to lead a team of volunteers from different departments, none of whom had worked together before. This was made even more challenging by the need to wear the full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) under the hot sun.

                                                  Exposure to patients with COVID-19 was never a major concern for me โ€“ I see this as an extension of my usual duty. My parents were also very supportive, even if they were secretly worried for my well-being. When I developed a sore throat and had to be tested, I struggled with the decision to inform my parents as I did not want them to worry. However, I eventually told them as I needed to self-isolate to reduce the risk of transmission. They took the news calmly and arranged for the necessities I would require while self-isolating. There was a palpable sense of relief when the test results came out negative.

                                                  The complex stakeholder landscape at the dormitory means a great deal of coordination is required. Also, the language barrier can occasionally leave the foreign workers confused and anxious. Hence, we take time to provide them with as much assurance as possible. There are stories behind each of these patients that we see every day. My most memorable interaction was with an 18-year-old Bangladeshi man who had just arrived in Singapore a few months ago. As he had been exposed to a COVID-19 patient, he needed a swab test. He was so anxious, his heart rate was racing and he couldnโ€™t speak properly. Fortunately, one of our team members managed to calm him down and he was very grateful to us.

                                                  The work in the dormitory has opened my eyes to what I can do as a junior doctor. Although everyone in my team started out as strangers, we are now in the โ€œperforming stageโ€ where it is a joy to solve problems together. Knowing that our work makes a difference to the nation gives us a sense of purpose.โ€

                                                  โ€“ Dr Wu Hong King, Clinical Services, Changi General Hospital

                                                  #caretogobeyond #couragetocaresg