Silent Mentor Program (Malaysia)

 語良師計劃(馬來西亞)

Body Donation for Medical

Education, Research & Training

大體捐贈作為

醫學教育研究培訓

 

  

Final Wishes of our 63rd Silent Mentor - the late Mr Ong Hock Seng

第63位無語良師~王福星老師對醫學生的最後遺言

 

" I hope the students learn well and contribute to the mankind "

" 希望學員們 好好地學習 將來造福人群 "

 

quoted on 8 Sept 2012 ; passed away peacefully on 1 Feb 2017

生平留言於2012年9月8日 ; 安詳離世於2017年2月1日  

【大馬慈濟情】無語良師 - 讓愛超越一輩子_08/07/17
Home Visit by students @ SS1 PJ, Selangor - 21/05/2017
Home Visit by students @ Puchong, Selangor - 27/05/2017
Home Visit by students @ Puchong, Selangor - 27/05/2017
Home Visit by students @ Kajang, Selangor - 18/06/2017
Group Photo of Home Visit @ Kajang - 18/06/2017

Tan Fang Chin 陈方敬 (MEM130156) ~ 02/05/2017

捐献大体是一个决定,也是一个过程。一个充满喜怒哀乐,一个用爱来抗衡伤痛的过程。我感恩,能有这个机会去见证这个过程。爱是一个圆、爱是一个缘。 感恩!

 

Iskandar Afiq Bin Abd Nasir (MEM130058) ~ 02/05/2017

I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to join Silent Mentor Program. I feel so blessed to get a teacher who was willingly to donate her body just for the sake of our future. This program not only taught me about medical skills and procedures, it is far more than that. It is about empathy, sacrifice and love. Every time I cleaned up my teacher, I would clean it up as clean as possible. Every time I did suture on her, I would make it as perfect as possible. The unconditional love she has given is priceless. The toughest time was to say goodbye to our Silent Mentors. She did not only teach us to become a better future doctor, but better human being as a whole. I would like to say thank you to my Silent Mentor, Madam Pok Lam Kiow and her family for everything. Not to forget Mr. Sia and other committees for making this program a success. Thank you. 

 

Kong Chen Xi 江晨曦 (MEM120063) ~ 02/05/2017

一切从一个心意开始:"希望学员们好好地学医,以后造福人群"。这是我的无语良师留给我的一段话,希望藉着我们好好地学,完成了老师最后的心愿,也给家属一个安慰。

感谢家属努力争取让爸爸成为无语良师,让我们有机会学习。也感谢家属把爸爸交给我们,没有限制和压力;让我们能轻松又自由地学习。

我在无语良师身上学的每一刀、每一线都会伴随我毕生的医科生涯。以后,不管我学得多高,走得多远,我的一针一线里都会有王老师的足迹,也有老师家属对我的祝福。

失去总让人悲痛,但我不会忘记,在那静默阳光的午后,您走了,却在我心里留下了您自己。感恩您!王福星老师。

 

Nuralyya Binti Zulkifli (MEM130126) ~ 02/05/2017

I think Silent Mentor is a very inspiring and beneficial program. It does not only improve my clinical skills but also teach me compassion and respect. Apart from that, it also shows us that there is no border in humanity. It unites us no matter what race or religious we are in. I am forever grateful to all the teachers.

 

Low Qiong Cong (MEM120080) ~ 02/05/2017

非常感恩有机会参加第十八届无语良师工作坊。在这个星期的活动中,让我学习了不少平日在课业中找不到的知识,并深深体会了人与人之间的那份温情与信任。我也体会到了医护人员与病人之间不单单只是责任,最重要的是双方之间那份真挚的信任与关怀。我们应视病人为亲人。非常感恩各位无语良师在医学上的奉献,无语良师们的付出,无非是要让更多生病的人得到最好的治疗。

我们真的接收到了老师的恩典,我们会用真心、良心去对待并医治每一位病人。这具有深藏意义的计划让我毕生难忘。相信在未来的日子里,在医学道路上感到迷茫、遇到挫折时,必定会想起无语良师们的恩惠,继续坚持着当初最真挚的初发心,勇敢地往前走。这计划让我深深感受到了病人对医生的期望与寄托,我期许自己将来给予大众最贴心的服务。

 

Ang Bin Ting 洪斌庭 (MEM130010) ~ 02/05/2017

Enrolling into the Silent Mentor Program, here I was thinking it would just be a walk in the park, a good practical session to hone our skills. After registering, it was a whole different ball game. It was a normal day when we received the message of “Your teacher has just passed away, please gather at 5pm”. Right after class, we went straight to the mortuary and received our mentor’s body. It was then we felt the gravity of the situation. While cleaning the body, I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders - the responsibility that comes with it. I do find it insulting the way some of my peers were joking and laughing during the session.

Going for the home visit, it was the time where we felt the overwhelming pressure of the responsibility of participating. I cannot begin to imagine the pain the family has to go through telling us her life story, her history, likes and dislikes. I am sure that it would bring up so many memories, and I can feel that we are opening old wounds. When we left, these words were carved right into my mind, “From now on, my mother is in your hands”. That struck a blow harder than anything. It was then I started to notice that it was not just a practical, but the dying wish of a person to benefit the world, to make the world a better place. And so the journey begins.

The program went by, cleaning the bodies every morning. The Initiation Ceremony was especially heart breaking. It was my mentor but the moment a child ran over to see his grandmother and then noticing that grandma wasn’t waking up. The horror on the child’s face & tears from the family members. So much emotions and I can’t help but having tears trickle down non-stop. The workshop was useful and I believe that I have learnt a lot. During the Sending-off Ceremony, I had the privileged to be by the coffin and send-off my mentor. The amount of gratitude is undescribable and words would fail me as it was an unforgettable experience. From now on, every cut, every suture, every procedure I do on my patients, I shall always remember the skills that my mentor has taught me.

 

Ng Yun Hui 黄韵惠 (MEM120120) ~ 02/05/2017

“宁愿在我身上割错千刀万刀,也不要在病人身上割错一刀”。

不知何时,这句话已深深地烙印在我的脑海里。这句话反映了每一位大体老师的内心,以及他们的崇高思想与品德。

在参与了这次的无语良师计划后,身为一个医学生的我,更加笃定了这项计划对于手术病人的重要性。试问,有哪一个病人希望自己是医生的试验品,而在没有尸体买卖的国度—马来西亚,大体的捐赠更是难能可贵,极其稀有。

感恩在这短短的一个星期,有幸参加这次的无语良师工作坊,希望这份爱能永远传承下去。

 

Tee Wei Jie (MEM120192) ~ 02/05/2017

Traditionally, learning medicine is through viewing pictures in text books akin to learning culinary skills by looking at recipes. No matter how many times one memorizes the recipe, without physically touching the ingredients a cook can never satisfy customers' palate. In medicine, a lack of practice in a real person would not just end with a disappointed customer but lead to failure to save someone's life.

The Silent Mentor Program has lead to a paradigm shift in our medical curriculum. We are deeply privileged to have the unprecedented chance to learn invasive procedures in a real person which in the near future could potentially help save lives.

Besides, traditionally physician only enquires about a patients' disease or condition. Rarely, a physician will get to know a patient very well, unless a few patients whose unique condition requires repeated visits and long term follow-ups. Through this program, we get to know about our mentor and their family members deeply and thoroughly through home visits and interview. This has made us more empathetic to the loss suffered by the family as well as training us to be a more caring doctor. We have learnt the essence of "treating the patient not the disease" in a way.

All in all, the Silent Mentor Program has been a remarkable experience for all the students that were fortunate enough to participate in it. It has taught us lessons no book can provide. I hope that in the near future, more students are allowed to participate and in doing so cherish it's essence.

 

Christine Koay Swee Zhu (MEM130029) ~ 02/05/2017

能够参与这次的无语良师工作坊就像是上天给予的恩赐。过程中我们不但学习到了医学学术上的知识,更难能可贵的是,学习到了大体老师们那无私奉献的精神。透过与大体老师家人们的交流,我们也学习到了怎么聆听病患的家属及这个社会的心声与期望。各位医学系的同僚们,让我们大家携手努力,通过各自的独特方式把这份爱传播开来,在未来当个有医德的医生,当个咱们大家的大体老师们所期盼的良医!

 

Brian Tay Cheong Yang (MEM130015) ~ 02/05/2017

The Silent Mentor Program has been a great journey for me. It taught me more than just being a skill oriented doctor, but to also be compassionate to all our patients. Although hands-on remains the mainstay in saving lives but nothing beats the importance of getting to know your patients and building a good rapport with them. With this, we are able to gain patients' trust. I got to learn these two core knowledge, empathy and sympathy through this Silent Mentor Program. I have never regretted joining this program and I would like to express my utmost gratitude to my Silent Mentor Mr. Lau Kum Sing and his family members for willingly contributing to our learning experience. It takes more than just courage alone to pledge as a Silent Mentor. Hopefully with this effort of yours, it will help us, healthcare providers to treat the person rather than just the disease alone. Thank you, my Silent Mentor.

 

18th Silent Mentor Workshop_21 Apr 2017. Photograph by Volunteer: Chai Soo Ai

In life, the body is something we use to accomplish many things, but we ultimately do not possess it, as it is not permanant. Birth, aging, illness and eventually death - this is the natural course of life and there is only so much that medicine can do when life has reached its end. 

But, what should we do with our body after our death? If we understand that the body is not permanent, we can do something meaningful out of our lives, such as donating it for medical research and education as Silent Mentor.

~  Grateful to the dedication of silent mentors  ~

 

人對於自己的軀體,只有使用權,沒有所有權。人生無常,生、老、病、死不可避免,面對大自然法則,醫療總有極限。

生命無法預知長短,然而自我能夠拓寬生命的價值,讓生命更有深度;身體健康時,以信、願、行付出;當生命結束時,將身體奉獻給醫學教育。大體捐贈的行動,人人都能做得到,只在於『捨』的一念愛心。

~ 感恩無語良師的奉獻 ~

 

 


  

Affiliation with

Medical Simulation Centre

Tzu-Chi University

Hualien, Taiwan

http://www.msc.tcu.edu.tw/

  

 


  

Operated by

 

Silent Mentor Centre

Faculty of Medicine

University of Malaya

Kuala Lumpur