FAQs

Check out our FAQs and buzz us if you still have any queries!

General Questions

What is Good Death?

Good Death is on a mission to engage the community to be more death-friendly and sensitised to death and dying issues. We leverage an extensive community network of professionals from different expertise to fulfil this big dream of ours. Join us in our social cause!

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Who is in the Good Death team?

We are a team of social service professionals from Montfort Care who specialise in gerontology, thanatology, palliative social work, and end-of-life care.

We are very passionate people who are interested in the A-to-Z of death and dying (of course, living well too!). Speak to one of us and find out more about our work!

When did Good Death start?

We have started operations as a pilot project in April 2016, though we have mulled over Good Death for many years.

How can I contribute to Good Death?

You can contribute to Good Death in many ways. Volunteer and be part of our Good Death Ambassador team, collaborate with us for our events and workshops, share your thoughts as our writers… the possibilities are endless! Drop us a call or email to find out more information.

It can also be as easy as liking our Facebook page and spreading the words about Good Death 🙂

Are the services at Good Death chargeable?

No, we do not receive money from people who use our services.

Montfort Care is a Voluntary Welfare Organisation and we are registered as a charity. We receive funding from the government and private donors to sustain our operations. You can also donate to Good Death if you believe in our social cause!

Specific Questions – Advance Care Planning

Is ACP a legal document?

No, ACP is not a legal document.

What is ACP for?

ACP is a formal document that states your care wishes. It comes in useful when you lose mental capacity and the ability to communicate in your own capacity. This document is uploaded to the Agency of Integrated Care (AIC) electronic database. Your medical team, mainly from government hospitals, can retrieve your ACP and make medical decisions that best fit your care wishes. This is usually in consultation with your family and loved ones.

More importantly, it serves as a platform to have early end-of-life conversations with your family and loved ones before it is too late.

How much does it cost to document an ACP?

Free of charge; we do not charge for documenting an ACP (and all other services that we provide). You can also help use by making a donation to sustain our operation.

Can I make changes to my ACP after completing it?

Yes, you can make changes to your ACP as long as you have the mental capacity to do so. You can contact us to make changes to your ACP even if it was previously documented by another agency.

We encourage people to have ongoing conversations about end-of-life matters. As your life priorities change, it often changes your medical goals and preferred care wishes.

What does it mean to be a Nominated Healthcare Spokesperson (NHS) for your loved ones?

When unfortunate circumstances render a person unable to communicate in his or her capacity, a NHS can speak on the person’s behalf regarding his or her medical goals and care wishes. You can inform the medical team that there is an existing ACP (or you can contact Good Death).

Prior to becoming a NHS, the care wishes of your loved ones will be known to you before you sign the ACP form. After an ACP is completed, life continues as usual (and hopefully with a better understanding of what living and dying well means to your loved ones).

Can I change my mind after consenting to be a Nominated Healthcare Spokesperson for my loved ones?

Yes, you can get in touch with Good Death or any trained facilitator to make changes to the ACP. This includes your consent to be someone’s Nominated Healthcare Spokesperson.