Constructing Care Collaboration
Constructing Care Collaboration is a joint initiative by students from NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Singapore Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. The project serves as an avenue for volunteers to learn about and appreciate the transient overseas communities while serving them in a medical setting, so as to improve the volunteers’ capability to care for the migrant workers in the future. Volunteers also have the opportunity to visit the dormitories of the migrant workers to have a better understanding of what their life in Singapore is like.
The volunteers step out of their comfort zones to interact and take histories from our migrant brothers at partner clinics while being guided by seniors in the process. The volunteers also help in streamlining the migrant workers’ consultation with the doctors by highlighting the patients’ concerns and worries. After the consultation, medical students would help advise the patients on medications while PT/OT and nursing students would provide the patients with targeted and specialised advice.
At the end of every session, the volunteers will discuss what they have learnt about the social situation of migrant workers and how as medical professionals, we can help the migrant workers overcome some of the barriers in healthcare.
CIP strives to integrate both the medical and social facets of patient care, with a particular focus on providing care to our migrant brothers.