All Death Matters
Graphic medicine or the use of comics as resources in enabling the discussion of difficult subjects or relating the patient and care provider experience, is a creative and understated way in encouraging Singaporeans to ponder about their end-of-life experience.
All Death Matters marks the first graphic novel in Singapore that spotlights the topic of end-of-life and palliative care and is the latest project art of our ongoing Life Before Death initiative to improve care for the dying in a rapidly-ageing Singapore. The initiative, which started in 2006, seeks to spark “die-logues” through the use of diverse platforms such as digital media, art, design, film, photography and research. This is also our second collaboration with James Tan, following the warmly-received All That Remains, which sheds light on the struggles faced by persons with dementia.