Ms Sylvia Lee Ling Ling

Advanced Practice Nurse (Palliative Care), Dover Park Hospice, Singapore

Ms Sylvia Lee Ling Ling

Advanced Practice Nurse (Palliative Care), Dover Park Hospice, Singapore

Biography

Sylvia is the first Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in Singapore. She began her journey as a Palliative Care nurse in 1999, after completing her Master of Nursing (Clinical Practice – Gerontology) at the University of Sydney, Australia. In mid-2006, she completed her Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate: Advanced Practice Nursing in Palliative Care at New York University, USA. She obtained her license to practice as a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner in the state of New York and was accredited by the US National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses to practice as Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (2006-2010).

Sylvia is a certified ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium – International) trainer. She is actively involved in providing Palliative Care Nursing training to nurses from various care settings at basic and advanced practice level.

Currently, she is part of the Dover Park Home Care team (integrated palliative home care service), to care for terminally ill patients with complex needs at home. At the same time, she is conducting her PhD research on ‘Transition experience of terminally ill patients and their primary caregivers within the integrated care system in Singapore: an institutional ethnographic study’.

In 2009, Sylvia was awarded the prestigious “President’s Award for Nurses”, and in 2004, she received the “Inaugural Healthcare Humanity Award”, in recognition of her contributions to Palliative Care Nursing.