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Tuning in to the Leaders Session 1: Mrs Saro Palakrishnan

About the Speaker

Mrs Saro Palakrishnan is no fresh face in Singapore’s social work sector. From her humble beginnings in nursing, her journey into social work from 1969 has amassed into nearly 45 years’ worth of keen experience in numerous hospitals around Singapore. She received the Outstanding Social Worker award in 1998 and the Courage medal for ‘committed and dedicated service’ during the 2003 SARS outbreak.

Thoughts on Social Work

Hear what Mrs Palakrishnan has to say about the Social Work profession. She shares her views on what important qualities Social Workers must possess, what kept her going as a Social Worker and how Social Workers can cope with family challenges.



Leadership in Social Work

Hear what Mrs Palakrishnan has to say about leadership in the Social Work profession. She shares her advice to aspiring Social Work leaders and a personal experience moving to a leadership position.



Ethical Dilemmas

Hear Mrs Palakrishnan’s stories of ethical dilemmas that she faced during her time as a Medical Social Worker