- You and Me Against All Odds
- Renal Friends
- 3rd October 2010
The Patient Education Committee of Renal Friends has organized a Patient Education Seminar titled “You and Me Against All Odds” on 3 October 2010. This event was held at the Bottle Tree Park, Lake House, in the pavilion that stood above the pond. Patients and family members from KDF Dialysis Centres, Singapore General Hospital and People’s Dialysis Centre were invited to join the seminar. It was a nice and cool, late morning when the rain had just stopped. The participants arrived at the venue in high spirits.
The seminar began with a talk given by Mr Bryan Lim, a Senior Medical Social Worker in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. It was on the topic “Living with Kidney Failure – Coping with Biopsychosocial Changes”, which was translated to Mandarin simultaneously by the speaker himself. Mr Bryan Lim touched on the many aspects of changes when patients undergo renal dialysis. These changes include biological changes, psychological effects, and the social adjustments that the patients have to make from the moment they are diagnosed with kidney failure and throughout the dialysis process. The talk was very educational and informative; some participants even took down notes while listening.
This was followed by a light-hearted Bingo game, where prizes were given to the lucky winners. The participants then adjourned to a sumptuous buffet lunch prepared by the Bottle Tree Village. The event ended on a sweet note as patients and their family members took a walk around the park to enjoy the scenery and rekindle family bonding.
We would like to thank Roche Singapore who has kindly sponsored this event and all volunteers who have helped to make it successful.