EN2: Tai Chi Principles for Healthcare Improvement
Tai chi or Taijiquan is an ancient Chinese martial art and its moves which embrace the mind, body and spirit are based on the philosophy of yin and yang. We can learn much from its principles in our day-to-day improvement work. The series of slow, controlled movements and posture, coordination, balance and flexibility contains principles which we would like to cultivate and integrate into our improvement practice.
After this session, participants will be able to:
- Appreciate the principles of tai chi for healthcare improvement.
- Identify and plan to integrate at least one of the principles of tai chi into their quality improvement initiative or project.
- Understand and cultivate the tai chi principles in their day-to-day improvement work.
Lau Tang Ching, Vice Dean (Education), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; Senior Consultant, Division of Rheumatology, University Medicine Cluster, National University Health System; Singapore
Nguk Lan Pang, Deputy Group Director, Institute for Patient Safety & Quality, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre; Chief Risk Officer, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore; Director, Quality, Safety and Risk Management, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore; Program Faculty for RCA & Risk Management, Institute for Patient Safety & Quality, SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre, Singapore
Wong Moh Sim, Deputy Group Chief Quality Officer, National Healthcare Group; Deputy Chairman, Medical Board; Head and Senior Consultant, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore