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Pierre Yim

I take care of patients with cancer. I journey with them - from diagnosis to treatment, through complications - until they are discharged from our care. Be it a cure or the end of life, I am with my patients from the beginning to the end. And to me, this makes oncology nursing special.

I aspire to be the best I can be as a nurse practitioner. Understanding what my patients go through during treatment and the changes in their bodies helps me gain their trust, and in turn, allows me to better care for them.

 

Pierre Yim
Staff Nurse
National University Cancer Institute, Singapore

 

What do you like most about your job?

Working in a cancer centre, we care for patients with different diagnoses, comorbidities and needs. This means I constantly need to broaden my skill sets and to grow as a healthcare professional. This is rewarding because when nursing standards improve, the outcomes for our patients will improve as well.

I learn more about how to better care for cancer patients through active participation in ward rounds and learning from the senior nurses.

Nursing can be draining, both physically and mentally. On some days, it just feels like the amount of work is never ending. Knowing my colleagues are always there to work with me, makes everything better.

 

How is oncology nursing different?

 I journey with my patients - from diagnosis to treatment, through complications - until they are discharged from our care. Be it a cure or the end of life, I am with my patients from the beginning to the end. And to me, this makes oncology nursing special.

 

What makes you proud of NUH?

INUH provides an environment for me to feel challenged to improve myself professionally. The organisation continues to invest in training to better equip its staff. It makes me proud to be part of Team NUH.