Project Happy Apples was founded in 2012 with a vision to develop societal preparedness for end-of-life care and death. Our mission is to effect change through two main initiatives:
- PALsCare Patient Befriending Program - Aimed at equipping medical students with the experience and skills with regard to end-of-life care
- Public Exhibitions - To engage & educate the public
Medical students are given the opportunity to accompany palliative patients through their journey and provide psychological and social comfort, support their basic needs and plan activities requested by patients. We hope this journey will nurture doctors who understand the importance and concepts of palliative care.
Organizing public exhibitions at different places across Singapore, we encourage end-of-life care conversations by introducing thought-provoking questions to elicit the public’s interests and perceptions, and then broaden their understanding of palliative care and end-of-life care.