#8 – How should Singapore handle death, grief & funerals? (A conversation with Bernard Chen)

The ongoing pandemic has caused a wave of death, grief and mourning across the world. But even before Covid-19, Singapore has been dealing with how best to support an ageing population as our seniors gradually pass on. Today, we speak to Bernard Chen, who previously worked in the funeral industry and has written extensively about bereavement issues, on what reforms are needed in the local funeral services profession, how we can facilitate conversations around death and feelings of loss, and why he thinks younger people should also be equipped with knowledge on preparing for death.

Please note that this episode contains references to suicide.

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