Living and Dying Well: Death is Everyone’s Responsibility

Approaching World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 14 October, BFM challenges norms in healthcare and society by discussing living, dying, and death – a topic rarely explored due to cultural taboos. In this episode of Health & Living, BFM Producer, Tee Shiao Eek, speaks to Dr Loh Ee Chin, Consultant Palliative Physician at Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC).

Life is akin to a marathon – a journey meant to be cherished, leading to a happier final destination. Yet, many overlook death as the ultimate destination. To reach it meaningfully, we must embrace the journey.

"Many believe patients with advanced disease are depressed, but that's not the case. Instead, they are motivated by the limited time they have, cherishing and enjoying every moment," Dr Loh shared.

You might think a "good death" is dying at home with family, but it's time to shift our perspective. A good death is defined by the patient's wishes.

"The most precious thing in life is time so treasure your life," she emphasised.

Source: BFM