End-of-life care needs a reset. Here is how it can be done

End-of-life care should be positioned with compassion, a strong focus on the person and their family, and free of societal taboos ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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When I tell people what I do, they sometimes walk away from me in shock or fear. As a designer specialising in the health and care space, my team and I look death and dying in the face, seeking ways to help individuals and their loved ones confront and overcome the challenges that come with the last stages of life.

Unfortunately, people don't want to talk about it, which makes my job especially challenging.

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