Internet resources relevant to Palliative Care (PC) and COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO)
Integrating palliative care and symptom relief into responses to humanitarian emergencies and crises: a WHO guide 2018
Providing palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic Experiences from Spain (2020) (produced by WHO/Europe)

International/ regional PC professional associations
– Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) Covid-19 Resources
– European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) Coronavirus and the palliative care response
– International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) Resources relevant to Palliative Care and COVID-19
– Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) WHPCA partner resources for COVID-19
– European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Introduction to the ESMO COVID-19 Palliative Care Pathways

National PC professional associations
Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland COVID-19 and Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care in Secondary Care – Role of the specialty and guidance to aid care (22 March 2020) pdf file – this guidance covers areas including symptom control, discussions about goals of care and clinical decision making in respiratory failure.
– Centre to Advance Palliative Care, USA (CAPC) CAPC COVID-19 Response Resources
– National Hospice and Palliative Care Organisation, USA (NHPCO) COVID-19 Information
 eHospice, under NHPCO Free COVID-19 Shared Decision-Making Tool(19 March 2020)
 eHospice, under NHPCO Managing breathlessness in Covid-19 (25 March 2020)
– Palliative Care Australia COVID-19 Updates
Palliative Care Autralia Statement on COVID-19

Palliative care related publications with OPEN ACCESS
COVID-19 Collection. Journal of Pain and Symptom management
– BC Centre for Palliative Care Guidelines. Symptom management for adult patients with COVID-19 receiving end-of-life supportive care outside of the ICU (22 Mar 2020)
– Brooks SK, Webster RK, Smith LE, et al. The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence. Lancet 2020; 395: 912-20.
– Nouvet, E., Sivaram, M., Bezanson, K. et al. Palliative care in humanitarian crises: a review of the literature . Int J Humanitarian Action 3, 5 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41018-018-0033-8
– Downar, James et al. Palliating a Pandemic: ‘‘All Patients Must Be Cared For’’  J Pain Symptom Manage 2010 Feb;39(2):291-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.11.241.
Coronavirus (COVID19). JAMA network
Palliative Care Considerations for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease under COVID-19 American College of Cardiology (ACC)
– Ting Ruth, Edmonds Polly, Higginson Irene J, Sleeman Katherine E. Palliative care for patients with severe covid-19 BMJ 2020; 370 :m2710
– Daisy J. A. Janssen, Magnus Ekström, David C. Currow, Miriam J. Johnson, Mathew Maddocks, Anita K. Simonds, Thomy Tonia, Kristoffer Marsaa. COVID-19: Guidance on Palliative care from a European Respiratory Society International Task Force. European Respiratory Journal Jan 2020, 2002583; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.02583-2020

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HKSPM Newsletter 2001 Issue 2 Jul

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2001 Issue 2 Jul

Euthanasia Study – Letter to South China Morning Post
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Editorial
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Legco Motion on Euthanasia – Speech of Dr Lo Wing Lok 「對臨終病人的處理」- 勞永樂議員立法會動議演辭
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Meetings Calendar (Local & Overseas)
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Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2001
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Cross-cultural validation of McGill Quality of Life Scale in palliative care for Hong Kong Chinese – final analysis
Raymond S.K. LO, J WOO, K ZHOC, C LI, W YEO, P JOHNSON, Y MAK, J LEE
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Use of Methadone in cancer patients with neuropathic pain
A.B. THORSEN, KS CHAN, A.C.T. LEUNG, N.S.Y. YUNG, LN CHAN, HY SHUM, LW CHEUNG
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Is there a window for palliative care in COPD patients ?
PT LAM, CM CHU, WM LAM, CY TSE
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Comparative study of the therapeutic effect of Pamidronate 30mg and 60mg in intravenous four hour single dose infusion in severe hypercalcemia in patients with advanced malignancy
KK LAM, Michael SHAM
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Breaking Bad News – A Chinese Perspective
Dr. TSE Chun Yan
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Audit on Communication in Palliative Care in Shatin Hospital
Raymond SK LO, M LIU, A LAI, J CHENG, KH SZE, J WOO
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A new Quality of Life measure for evaluation of hospice in Hong Kong : The Hospice Care Performance Inventory
E YEUNG, HM MA, C CHAN, A SIU, E SHUNG, SH LIU
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Palliative Care in Acute Care Setting
Dr. Rico LIU
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Malignant Spinal Cord Compression
Dr. ML TSANG
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Prognostic Index for Terminal Cancer Patients
Dr. Stephen YAU
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Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care Page
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HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Issue 2 Nov

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine Nov 2020 Issue 2
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The Consultation Report on Legislative Proposals on Advance Directives and Dying in Place – “End-of-Life Care: Moving Forward”
Dr. LAM Wai Man
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p2-3
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Presentation for 16th Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium (2019)

Recent Development in Bereavement Theories and Research: Implications for Practice
Prof. Amy CHOW
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p4-10
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Palliative Care in Practice – Delivering Care at the End-of-Life in Acute Hospitals
Dr. LAM Po Tin
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p11-18
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Hospital-at-Home for Palliative Care Patients
Dr. MA Chi Ming
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p19-23
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An Integrated Breathlessness Day Service Programme for Advanced Cancer Patients with Mild to Moderate Dyspnoea in Princess Margaret Hospital
Dr. LUI, Cheuk Yu
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 Nov Issue 2 p24-31
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Palliative Medicine Grand Round

Update on recent studies on the effectiveness of strong opioids in patients with chronic breathlessness
Dr. CHAN Lut Ming
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 May Issue 2 p32-35
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Education seminars and meetings
HKSPM Newsletter 2020 May Issue 2 p36
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HKSPM Newsletter 2001 Issue 3 Oct

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2001 Issue 3 Oct

Editorial
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Letter to the Editor
Dr. Michael SHAM
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Annual General Meeting & Annual Scientific Meeting
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Meetings Calendar
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

A Good Death
Dr. LAM Wai Man
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Double Effect
Dr. LAU Kam Shing, Dr. PC LI
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Development of a Palliative Care Team in an Oncology Department : The PWH Expericence
Dr. CL TING
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Life after Sept 11
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Society for Promotion of Hospice Care Page
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HKSPM Newsletter 2002 Issue 1 Mar

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2002 Issue 1 Mar

Editorial
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Message from the chairman
Dr. TSE Man Wah Doris
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Message from Dr KS Chan
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AGM of the HKSPM
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Interdependence in Death and Grief among Hong Kong Chinese
Samuel MY HO, Yenny KY TSUI
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Report on the Symposium on Palliative Care in Advanced and Progressive Dementia
Dr. LO See Kit Raymond
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Meeting Calendar
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Dissertation Abstract: A pilot study of nebulized morphine in patients with cancer-related breathlessness
Dr. NG Kam Hung
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Cough in cancer patients
Dr. TSE Man Wah Doris
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Resuscitation decisions at the end of life: the final decisions
Dr. LO See Kit Raymond, Dr. AU Kar Ming
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Hormonal Therapy in Palliative Setting
Dr. YUEN Kwok Keung
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Reflections on the road
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Society for Promotion of Hospice Care
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Membership & Editorial board
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HKSPM Newsletter 2002 Issue 2 Jul

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2002 Issue 2 Jul

Editorial
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Meetings Calendar
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Spiritual suffering and spiritual needs in palliative care
Dr. KK LAM
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Meaning of desire for euthanasia in Chinese advanced cancer patients
Dr. Yvonne MAK
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An unusual cause of abdominal distension
Dr. LAM Po Tin, Dr. TSE Chun Yan
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Palliative Medicine Grand Round

Manipulative client, manipulative interactions
Dr. Michael SHAM
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Denial in Cancer Patients
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Hospice in Japan
Dr. Rosalie SHAW
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Journal Citations
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News Section
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The Student Corner
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HKSPM Newsletter 2002 Issue 3 Oct

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2002 Issue 3 Oct

Editorial
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Meetings Calendar
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Annual General Meeting & Annual Scientific Meeting
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Suicide in Cancer Patients: Autonomy Vs Pathology
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Nausea & Vomiting in Advance Cancer – Revisit
Dr. ML TSANG
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Use of Steroid to Keep Patients Home
Dr. Rico LIU
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A Clinical Audit on the Management of Superior Vena Cava Obstruction in the Department of Clinical Oncology Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Dr. LAW Chi Ching
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Hospice in Korea
Dr. Rosalie SHAW
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Journal Citations
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The Student Corner
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New Initiatives of The Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care
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HKSPM Newsletter 2003 Issue 1 Mar

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2003 Issue 1 Mar

Editorial
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Annual General Meeting 2002 & Office Bearers
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Spring Dinner 2003
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Meetings Calendar
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Chemical Pleurodesis in Palliative Care patients
Dr. BF CHOW, Dr. PC Li, Dr. LAU Kam Shing
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The Use of Subcutaneous and Sublingual Fentanyl in symptom management
Dr. LAM Wai Man, Dr. Annie Thorsen, Dr. CHAN Kin Sang
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Palliative Medicine Grand Round

Palliative Care in Advanced Head & Neck Cancer – Part I
Dr. Tracy CHEN
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Student corner
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Journal Citations
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News Section
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Quotes
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Society For the Promotion of Hospice Care
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Membership & Editorial Board
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HKSPM Newsletter 2003 Issue 2 Aug

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2003 Issue 2 Aug

Editorial
Dr. LAU Kam Shing
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SARS hit Asia
Dr. CHAN Kin Sang
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Psychological journey of SARS
Dr. TSE Man Wah Doris
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您的名字是我們的朋友
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Palliative Medicine Grand Round

Palliative Care in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer (Part II)
Dr. Tracy CHEN
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

The meaning of hope in palliative care
Dr. KK LAM
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Sharing of article: “Build" a history rather than taking one
Dr. Michael SHAM
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Meetings Calendar
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News from Society for Promotion of Hospice Care
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HKSPM Newsletter 2003 Issue 3 Dec

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2003 Issue 3 Dec

Editorial
Dr. LAU Kam Shing
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Christmas greetings
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Report on AGM
Dr. A Thorsen
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Message from chairman
Dr. TSE Man Wah Doris
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

New agents for chemotherapy in advanced cancers
Dr. Macy TONG, Dr. Rebecca YEUNG
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Symptom assessment in advanced cancer patients
Dr. TSE Man Wah Doris
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The Spirit of Nam Long Hospital
Dr. Michael SHAM
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Hear the cries of middle-aged men with terminal cancer
Dr. AU Kar Ming, Dr. LO See Kit Raymond
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Non-healing would in a cancer patient
Dr. MW KWOK, Dr. LAM Po Tin, Dr. TSE Chun Yan
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Joint HK-Macau Palliative Care Symposium
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Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care
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