NKF launches our first curated collection of nurse stories, as a tribute to community renal nurses, the unsung heroes in Singapore’s healthcare system.
Community renal nurses play an integral role in ensuring smooth care transition from hospitals to community by delivering quality, safe and holistic dialysis treatment and care to kidney failure patients. To achieve this, they journey alongside patients and their families on their road to rehabilitation.
Our nurses strive to meet the diverse care needs of patients who are often afflicted with co-morbidities and psychosocial problems. They work closely with the patients’ caregivers and family members to ensure the patients remain well-supported when they are not at the dialysis centre. To be a community renal nurse, one must also be a health educator, a counsellor, a friend and above all, an advocate for the patients’ well-being.
Through the e-book, readers will gain perspectives on 12 of our nurses’ personal and professional journeys, and appreciate what brought these nurses to community renal care and what keeps the light in them burning brightly every day.