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Oct 06, 2015, 01:00 ET

Call to Improve Quality of Death -- Critical for Governments to Make Palliative Care Part of Comprehensive Healthcare

The Lien Foundation calls on governments and policy makers to hasten and improve their provision of palliative care, regional and country...

Feb 06, 2013, 01:42 ET

Appel mondial aux idées novatrices pour réinventer le service funéraire dans le cadre du tout premier concours « Design for Death » (conception de pompes funèbres) jamais réalisé

- Deux organisations philanthropiques de Singapour s'associent à la National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA - Association américaine...

Feb 06, 2013, 01:39 ET

Weltweite Suche nach mutigen Ideen zur Neuerfindung der Bestattung in der Zukunft mit dem bisher einzigartigen "Design for Death" Wettbewerb

-- Zwei philanthropische Institutionen aus Singapur schließen sich mit der US National Funeral Directors' Association (NFDA) [Nationale...

Sep 03, 2011, 05:35 ET

Último atuendo para el último acto

- El proyecto fotográfico captura a las personas llevando lo que les gustaría para su funeral Una escena para toda la vida y cuando se...

Sep 02, 2011, 18:00 ET
(L to R) Lam Chin Shin, Koh Goh Eng - Traditional Chinese costume, Emperor's costume: We want to be remembered as performers; Foo Piao Lin (Passed away 1 Aug 2011) - Cheongsam (Chinese dress): Mdm Foo was 46 when cancer claimed her life. She joined the project to encourage people to talk about death openly; Low Mui Lang - Salvation Army uniform: This uniform expresses who I am and why I do what I do. (Photo: Desmond Lim, Wang Hui Fen/The Straits Times).  (PRNewsFoto/Lien Foundation)

Last Outfit for the Last Act

All of life's a stage and when that final curtain call comes, what would you wear for a memorable last impression? (...

Sep 02, 2011, 18:00 ET

Letztes Outfit für den letzten Akt

- Fotoprojekt zeigt Menschen in der Kleidung, die sie zu ihrer eigenen Beerdigung tragen möchten Das Leben ist eine Bühne, und was...

Sep 02, 2011, 18:00 ET

Une dernière tenue pour un l'acte final

- Un projet de photographie capture des gens vêtus de la tenue qu'ils souhaiteraient porter à leurs obsèques La vie entière...

Sep 28, 2010, 10:00 ET
Ladies without fear. (Left to right) Fellow residents of St Joseph's Home and Hospice, Magdalene, Elsie and Kitty are pictured here with their personalized "Happy Coffins" that will house their final repose. (Source: Lien Foundation, Singapore).  (PRNewsFoto/Lien Foundation, Deanna Ng)

A Happy Coffin Before You Die

There are some Happy Coffins ( ) from Singapore challenging death's taboos. Today, designer coffins deck a nursing home...

Jul 14, 2010, 10:42 ET

United States Tied for 9th Place in Economist Intelligence Unit's First Ever Global 'Quality of Death' Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit today released a "Quality of Death" Index that ranks countries according to their provision of end-of-life care....