Senior Staff Nurse
National University Hospital
"My experience on set was really interesting – I held an impromptu health screening and education session onsite for the production crew! Initially, I was actually just assisting the crew on a scene where a patient was plagued with a worsened leg ulcer due to poorly controlled blood sugar.
As I was teaching the actors and crew the signs and symptoms of diabetes, many more questions on prevention, complications and management of the disease came along. At the end of the scene, the director actually requested a check on her blood pressure and blood sugar, and the rest of the crew followed suit! One crew member was discovered to have elevated blood pressure and I counselled him on his condition. Initially reluctant to see the doctor due to time constraints, he eventually did so and later started on medication. Knowing that I have helped improve someone's health through this experience was very heartening, and made it memorable for me.
Carrie Wong's character, Jin Si Yan, is my favourite character because her nursing journey is most similar to mine. Si Yan is a home care nurse who joined community nursing pretty early into her career. For myself, it was just one year into ward nursing when I decided to join community care as I believe that many health problems (followed by admissions) can be prevented with a better supported community care."