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Pre-conference Plenary Seminar 1: Improving Patient and Family Experience in Community End-of-Life Care

Date/Time:
June 16, 2021 (Wednesday) / 9am-10:15am (HK Time)

Speaker:
Dr. Ednin Hamzah
Chief Executive Officer of Hospis Malaysia

Pre-conference Plenary Seminar 2: Quality of Death Index

Date/Time:
June 16, 2021 (Wednesday) / 10:30 am – 12:00nn (HK Time)

Speaker:
Dr. Eric Andrew Finkelstein
Executive Director, Lien Centre for Palliative Care
Professor, Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore


 

– Registrants can participate in the pre-conference seminars once registration of the main Conference is confirmed (Separate registration is NOT required) –

Post-conference Workshop 1:  What we measure matters: improving palliative care through outcome measures

Date/Time:
June 19, 2021 (Saturday) / 1pm-3pm (HK Time)

Speaker:
Professor Kathy Eagar
Professor, Health Services Research, University of Wollongong Australia
Director, Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), University of Wollongong, Australia

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Post-conference Workshop 2: Keys to Integrating Palliative Care Approach in All Settings of Care

Date/Time:
June 19, 2021 (Saturday) / 3pm – 5pm (HK Time)

Speaker:
Professor Xavier Gomez-Batiste
Director of the Qualy Observatory of the ICO
Chair of Palliative Care at the University of Vic, Spain

Keynote Presentations

Keynote Presentation 1: Integrating Palliative Care in the Health and Social Systems: Our Experiences
Professor Xavier Gomez-Batiste
Director of the Qualy Observatory of the ICO
Chair of Palliative Care at the University of Vic, Spain

Keynote Presentation 2: Improving the Quality of Palliative Care through Patient Outcome Measurement
Professor Kathy Eagar
Professor, Health Services Research, University of Wollongong, Australia
Director, Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), University of Wollongong, Australia

Keynote Presentation 3: Improving End of Life through Community Participation
Professor Heather Richardson
Joint Chief Executive
St Christopher’s Hospice, United Kingdom

 

Invited Seminars

Invited Seminar 1: End-of-Life Care Support to Diverse Populations

“Listen to Our Voice” – Subjective Views of People with Dementia and their Caregivers for Implementation of Advance Care Planning in Hong Kong
Dr. Kenny Chui Chi Man
Chief Training Consultant, Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, Hong Kong

End-of-life care for children with life-threatening and medical complex condition in Hong Kong
Ms. Lin Kwok Yin Molin
Professional Services Manager, Children’s Palliative Care Foundation, Hong Kong

MORE THAN CARE – “End-of-life care for people with intellectual disability”
Mr. Joseph Lo Yiu Man
Training Officer, Jockey Club Academy for Community Rehabilitation, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong

 

Invited Seminar 2: Role of Social Workers in End-of-Life Care

The Role of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care: Future Challenges and Opportunities
Professor Ellen Csikai
Professor, The University of Alabama, School of Social Work, United States of America

Hong Kong Palliative Care Social Worker: From the Lens of Stakeholders
Ms. Margaret Suen
Honorary Lecturer (PT), Department of Social Work & Social Administration, HKU , Hong Kong

Preparing Social Workers for the Future of Palliative Care
Professor Susan Blacker
Senior Director, Cancer and Palliative Program Planning and Performance, Sinai Health System, Toronto, Canada

 

Invited seminar 3: Facilitating ACP Communication in Community: Practices in Different Countries

Advance Care Planning in Australia: Transforming Advance Care Planning Awareness to Understanding and Action with National Communications, Advice and Support, Volunteers and Education
Ms. Linda Nolte
Program Director, Advance Care Planning Australia, Australia

Expanding advance care planning (ACP) outreach from hospital to community – The Singapore General Hospital Experience
Mr. Andy Sim
Principal Medical Social Worker, Medical Social Services, Singapore General Hospital SingHealth Duke-NUS Supportive and Palliative Care Centre, Singapore

The Strategies and Experiences of the Hospice Foundation of Taiwan (HFT) in Promoting Advance Care Planning (ACP)
Ms. Lin Yi-Yin Vanessa
Chief Executive Officer, Hospice Foundation of Taiwan, Taiwan

 

Invited seminar 4: Interdisciplinary Education in Palliative Care

Applying Online/onsite Team-based Learning for Interdisciplinary Education in Palliative Care
Professor Wang Ying Wei
Professor, Department of Medical Humanities, Tzuchi University
Director, Center for Palliative Care, Hualien Tzuchi Hospital, Taiwan

Promoting Patient-Centred Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Japan: Experiences from Organising Two Nation-wide Projects
Dr. Yoshiyuki Kizawa
Designated Professor, Department of Palliative Medicine, Kobe University School of Medicine
Director, Department of Palliative Medicine, Kobe University Hospital, Japan

 

Invited Symposia

Invited Symposium 1: Enabling Die at Home

Die at Home for People with Advanced illness – The Facilitators and Barriers
Dr. Tracy Chen
Palliative Medicine Specialist, Associate Consultant, Haven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Centre, Hong Kong

Die at Home from Nursing Perspectives
Ms. Lai Kit Man
Advanced Practice Nurse, Ruttonjee Hospital, Hong Kong

Dealing with Death Investigation – Can We Not Be More Holistic in Our Approach?
Dr. Philip Beh Swan Lip
Principal Clinical Practitioner, Department of Pathology, LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU, Hong Kong

 

Invited Symposium 2: Enhancing experience of End-of-Life Care and Die at Residential Care Homes for Elderly

The Development of End of Life Care in RCHEs in Hong Kong – Issues of Capacity Building
Dr. Edward Leung
President, The Hong Kong Association of Gerontology, Hong Kong

Government Policy Development on Care and Die at RCHEs
Mr. Albert Lam
Consultant (Health)5A, Food and Health Bureau, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Dying Well in Old Age: Integration of Gerontology and Palliative Care in Residential Aged Care
Dr. Michal Boyd
School of Nursing & Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand

 

Invited Symposium 3: Building Evidence-based community End-of-Life Care Model

Care at Home: Empowerment Approach in End of Life Care Service for Non-cancer Patients and Their Family Members
Ms. Ha Shuk Wan Carrie
Social Worker, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, Hong Kong

Cheer-up Activities in the End of Life: Creating Meaningful Moments in Families to Heal Grief
Mr. Yu Lok Tin Eric
Project Manager, St. James’ Settlement, Hong Kong

Evaluation of a Manualized Need-based Community End-of-Life Care Service Model
Ms. Chan Kwan Ning Iris
Associate Project Director, The Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project, Faculty of Social Sciences, HKU, Hong Kong

 

Invited Symposium 4: Engaging the Community in Supporting End-of-Life Care

Volunteer-partnered End-of-Life Care in the Community – From Capacity Building to Sustainable Development
Dr. Vivian Lou
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, HKU, Hong Kong

The Sustainability, Challenges and Opportunities of Volunteering in End-of-Life Care Community Service under COVID-19
Mr. Arnold Leung
Senior Service Manager, Hospice & Bereavement Service Division, S.K.H Holy Carpenter Church District Elderly Community Centre, Hong Kong

Completing the Palliative Care Puzzle: Involving Community Partners in the Development of Palliative Care Initiatives
Dr. Devyani Chandran
Director, Palliative Care Institute, Western Washington University, USA
Dr. Marie Eaton
Community Champion, Palliative Care Institute, Western Washington University, USA

 

Pre-conference Seminars

Pre-conference Seminar 1: Strategies for Improving Patient Experience in Community End of Life Care
Dr. Ednin Hamzah
Chief Executive Officer of Hospis Malaysia, Malaysia

Pre-conference Seminar 2: Quality of Death and Dying Index 2021
Dr. Eric Andrew Finkelstein
Executive Director, Lien Centre for Palliative Care
Professor, Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

 

Post-conference Workshops

Post-conference Workshop 1: What We Measure Matters: Improving Palliative Care Through Outcome Measures
Professor Kathy Eagar
Professor, Health Services Research, University of Wollongong, Australia
Director, Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), University of Wollongong, Australia

Post-conference Workshop 2: Integrating Palliative Care in the Health and Social Systems
Professor Xavier Gomez-Batiste
Director of the Qualy Observatory of the ICO
Chair of Palliative Care at the University of Vic, Spain

 

Oral Presentations

Session 1 (P1): Psychosocial and Family Support

P1.1 – From Artmaking to Changemaking: Exploring the Development of the PATCH (Palliative Care Patient-led Change) Program

P1.2 – Community-based Group Creative Arts Therapy for Cancer Patients Under Palliative Care

P1.3 – Effective Implementation of Electronic Cognitive Behavior Therapy (eCBT) for Depressed Patients in Palliative Care

P1.4 – Caregiving Experiences of Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients in China: A Qualitative Meta-synthesis

P1.5 – A Qualitative Meta-synthesis of the Caregiving Experiences of Family Caregivers of Children with Terminal Illness

 

Session 2 (P2): Spiritual care at the End of Life from a Variety of Perspectives

P2.1 – Buddhist Principles and Practices Applicable to Palliative Care Settings

P2.2 – An Intercultural Interpretation of Integral Human Development and Chinese Wisdom Traditions: Implications to End-of-Life Care

P2.3 – Giving Voice to the Voiceless: The PRIME Model for Preparing a Eulogy

P2.4 – Fulfilling Personalized Wishes of Older Adults in Hong Kong: A Review on Wish Fulfillment Programme in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly

 

Session 3 (P3): Grief and Bereavement Care

P3.1 – Personalized Funeral Services Could Provide ‘Good Grief’ in Hong Kong and Should be a Benchmark of Funeral Service

P3.2 – Insights into the Psychological and Emotional Experiences of Parentally Bereaved Young People: A Grounded Theory Study of Premature Grief and Bereavement

P3.3 – Mental Accommodation and Grief of the Migrant Care Workers in Taking Care of Patients with Terminal Illness

P3.4 – Survivor and Bereavement Care Are Following Biocide Disaster and the Role of Social Work

P3.5 – You Are Not Alone (YANA): Community-based Holistic Care for Underprivileged Widows and Dependent Children

 

Session 4 (P4): Best Paper of Practice

P4.1 – Experiential Learning of End-of-Life Care through Immersive Virtual Reality

P4.2 – Medical Social Collaboration Approach in End-of-Life Care: Experience from a Multidisciplinary Program

P4.3 – Use of Telemedicine to Provide Patient Centered Care for Dying at Home Received Overwhelming Acceptance by Hong Kong Families

P4.4 – Rejuvenating Personhood in End-of-Life Care During COVID-19: The Application of CORE-UPHOLD Model for Piecing Together Older Adults’ Life in Residential Care Homes

P4.5 – Much More Than a Place to Store Dead Bodies – The Role of a Hospital Mortuary for Experiential Learning on “Good Death” in Medical Education

 

Session 5 (P5): End-of-Life Care Capacity Building for Professionals

P5.1 – The Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Palliative Care Professionals Working in the Public Sector – a Cross Sectional Survey

P5.2 – Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Palliative Care Course for Social Workers (PCCSW) in Singapore

P5.3 – Care Ourselves with (He)art – Using Art as Reflective Practice to Prevent Compassion Fatigue of Volunteers and Professionals at End-of-Life Care

P5.4 – Effectiveness of an Online End-of-Life Care Training Program on Health and Social Care Professionals

P5.5 – Globally Oriented: The Handbook of Thanatology, 3rd Edition

 

Session 6 (P6): Improving Quality of End-of-Life Care in Diverse Settings

P6.1 – Validation of Psychological Screening Measures for Palliative Care in Hong Kong Public Hospital Settings

P6.2 – Increasing Need and Acceptance of Dying-at-home Is Not Due to COVID-19 Pandemic but Creation of a Social-Medical Collaboration System in Community

P6.3 – Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Referred to an Emergency Department- Based End-of-Life Care Service in Hong Kong: A Retrospective Cohort Study

P6.4 – Patient Journeys in the End of Life Room in Residential Care Homes in Hong Kong – Reflection on ‘Die in Place’ Practice

P6.5 – A Pilot Program on Early Psychosocial Care Service (EPCS) for Incurable Cancer Patients in Queen Mary Hospital

 

Session 7 (P7): Communication and Decision-Making in the End of Life

P7.1 – End-of-life Communication Experiences between Patients with Advanced Cancer and Their Family Members in China: A Qualitative Study

P7.2 – Requested Withdrawal of Mechanical Ventilator in Three Patients with Terminal Illness

P7.3 – Healing Beyond Cure: An Online Narrative Medicine Platform on Palliative Care

P7.4 – Assessing Older Adults’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) on Advance Directives in Macao

 

Session 8 (P8): Best Paper of Research

P8.1 – The Effectiveness of Initiating Advance Care Planning through Serious Illness Conversation Guide – the Experience of Medical Social Worker in Hong Kong

P8.2 – Home or Hospital as the Preferred Place of End of Life Care and Death: A Survey Amongst Chinese Residents of Macao

P8.3 – The Role of Perceived Competence in Motivation of End-of-Life Care Practices, Job Stress and Job Satisfaction among Healthcare and Social Care Professionals

P8.4 – Launching the Spiritual Care Training Project for Medical Professionals in Taiwan

P8.5 – How Acculturation Influences Attitudes about Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care among Chinese Living in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia

 

Session 9 (P9): End-of-Life Care Capacity Building for the Public and Individuals

P9.1 – Walk in the Valley of Life: Motivations of Hospice Volunteers in Mainland China

P9.2 – “Let’s talk.”: An Intergenerational Program of End-of-life Care in a Senior High School in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

P9.4 – Mainland China is Facing a Huge Regional Disparity in the Number of Academic Publications of Hospice and Palliative Care

P9.5 – The Death Literacy and Training for Foreign Care Workers Working in Long-term Care Facilities in Taiwan

 

Session 10 (P10): Filling the Gaps in Community End-of-Life Care

P10.1 – End-of-Life Care Services Should Be a Pillar of District Health Centers in Hong Kong as Future Primary Care Development in order to Raise Quality of Death and Dying

P10.2 – Providing Holistic Community-based End of Life Care for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and their Family Could Improve their Quality of Life

P10.3 – What Do Patients and Family Caregivers Value in Afterhours Palliative Care Services in the Community? A Review of the Research Literature

P10.4 – Moving Mountain: Suggestions of General Practitioners Contributing to the Concerted Effort of Health and Social Integration to Providing End-of Life Care Service in the Community of Hong Kong

P10.5 – Mindful reflections of a small working group in attempting to overcome the barriers of End-of-Life Care (EOLC) at home

 

Remarks: Consent was not provided for some of the presentation PowerPoints due to confidentiality or privacy issue and therefore are not available for download.


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