Dr Noreen Chan, FAChPM, FAMS (Int Med, Palliative Med)

Senior Consultant and Head, Division of Palliative Care, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator Track), Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Advance Care Planning Lead, National University Hospital, Singapore

Dr Noreen Chan, FAChPM, FAMS (Int Med, Palliative Med)

Senior Consultant and Head, Division of Palliative Care, National University Cancer Institute, Singapore; Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator Track), Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Advance Care Planning Lead, National University Hospital, Singapore

Biography

Dr Noreen Chan obtained her medical training in Singapore, England and Australia, and was Medical Director and CEO of Dover Park Hospice before joining the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS) in 2008, where she is now Senior Consultant and Head of the Division of Palliative Care.

She heads the multi-disciplinary Palliative Service of the National University Hospital, which provides a consultative “shared-care” service to patients spanning a variety of diagnoses, ages and disciplines (including Paediatrics). The Palliative team has also been active in training and capacity-building for other disciplines and settings that care for patients reaching end-of-life, such as the Emergency Department, Medical ICU and Medical Oncology.

Her other appointments include Chair of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine Physicians; Palliative Medicine Lead, Curriculum Implementation Taskforce, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine.

Her interests include the interface between Palliative care and Oncology; clinical decision making and ethical issues at the end of life; Spirituality in healthcare; Palliative care education at all levels.