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Dr Rakhee Yash Pal

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  • Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Emergency Medicine Department, Alexandra Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore




Emergency Medicine

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Chronic Programme (Live Better), FAST Programme (Get Better)


Dr Rakhee Yash Pal is a Senior Consultant in the Emergency Medicine Department, National University Hospital, Singapore. She graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2000 and completed her post-graduate emergency medicine training in Singapore.

Her sub-specialty interests are in trauma resuscitation and the novel field of palliative and end-of-life care in the Emergency Department. She is the Director of Palliative Care services in the NUH Emergency Department and leads the National Workgroup for Palliative Care in Emergency Medicine.  Her roles include instituting end-of-life care guidelines and developing educational modules on palliative medicine specifically for emergency department doctors and nurses.

Dr Rakhee is the principal investigator of a NMRC grant-funded multicentre study, entitled “End-of-life management protocol offered within the Emergency Room”, or EMPOWER. She has a keen interest in further research and collaboration in order to establish quality end-of-life care for patients at the ED.

Journals & Publications

  1. Tiah L, Chua MT, Kuan WS, Yash Pal R, et al. Perspectives towards End-of-Life Care in the Emergency Department of Tertiary Public Hospitals—A Qualitative Analysis. Medicina 2023;59(3):456.
  2. Chua MT, Kuan WS, Zheng CQ, Kumar R, Mayland CR, Shi L, Ibrahim I & Yash Pal R. Validation of “Care of the Dying Evaluation” in Emergency Medicine (CODE-EM): pilot phase of end-of-life management protocol offered within emergency room (EMPOWER) study. Annals of Palliative Medicine. 2021;10(6):6145-6155.
  3. Yash Pal R, Kuan WS, Tiah L, et al. End-of-life management protocol offered within emergency room (EMPOWER): study protocol for a multicentre study. BMJ Open. 2020;10(4):e036598.
  4. Chor WPD, Wong SYP, Ikbal MF bin M, Kuan WS, Chua MT, Pal RY. Initiating End-of-Life Care at the Emergency Department: An Observational Study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®. 2019;36(11):941-946.
  5. Zhang Y, Yash Pal R, Tam WSW, Lee A, Tiew LH. Spiritual perspectives of emergency medicine doctors and nurses in caring for end-of-life patients: A mixed-method study. International Emergency Nursing. 2018;37:13-22.
  6. Yash Pal R, Kuan W, Koh Y, Venugopal K, Ibrahim I. Death among elderly patients in the emergency department: a needs assessment for end-of-life care. Singapore Medical Journal. 2017;58(3):129-133.
  7. Lederman Z, Baird G, Dong C, Leong BS, Pal RY. Attitudes of Singapore Emergency Department staff towards family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Clinical Ethics. 2017;12(3):124-134.

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