[Event Promotion] Certificate Course on Palliative Medicine for Health Care Workers 2022 (Video Lectures)

Event Certificate Course on Palliative Medicine for Health Care Workers 2022 (Video Lectures)

Date 12, 19, 26 April & 3, 10, 17 May 2022 (Every Tuesday)

Time 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Course feature Video lectures (with Q&A platform for participants to post the questions)

Quiz for doctors DOCTORS are required to complete a quiz after the completion of each lecture

Coverage Media Cantonese (Supplemented with English)

Course Fee HK$1,000

Certificate Awarded to participants with a minimum attendance of 70% (4 out of 6 sessions)

Deadline 6 April 2022

Online Registration https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMBPE5tCvtZwx3NtzQO3mb3k5gg2iwOwPUqDS9N9lIaNvTOw/viewform

Enquiry The Secretariat of the Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong
Tel: 2527 8898 , Fax: 2865 0345 , Email: vienna.lam@fmshk.org

Postponement of PMDM and MDM until further notice

In view of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, the coming Palliative Medicine Doctors Meeting (PMDM) and Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDM) would be postponed until further notice. We shall announce in one month in advance if the PMDM / MDM are to be resumed.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,

Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine

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

HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2000 Issue 1
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Message from Chairman
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 p1

Greeting from sister Gabriel
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 p2

Meetings (Local and overseas)
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 p3

Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

Suicide in terminally ill patient
Dr. Yvonne MAK, Dr. ML Wong
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 p4-5

Shortness of breath in Hospice patients
Dr. KS LAU, Dr. WC CHOW
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 p6-7

The Euthanasia debate in Hong Kong
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 p8

Letter to SCMP – Withdrawal of life support not euthanasia
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 p9

Letter to Prof PC Leung
Dr KS CHAN
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 1 p10

HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Issue 2 Sep

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine 2000 Issue 2 Sep
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Editorial
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p1

Annual General Meeting
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p2

Letters to editor
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p3

Communication with our Heart
Dr. Vincent TSE
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p4

Report on Seminar “Euthanasia or not”

Euthanasia and Forgoing Life Sustaining Treatment – Confusion and Controversy
Dr. CY TSE
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p5-6

Euthanasia or not – a review of the stand of professional bodies
Dr. Michael SHAM
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p7-8

Euthanasia – Status and Practices
Dr. LO Ping Cheung
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p9-10

Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

A lady with colostomy presenting with diarrhoea
Dr L HUNG, Dr KH SZE
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p11-12

Blood transfusion in Hospice patients
Dr OL KWOK
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p13-15

Meeting Calendar/ Journal Citation
HKSPM Newsletter 2000 Sep Issue 2 p16

HKSPM Newsletter 2021 Issue 2 Nov

Newsletter of Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine
Nov 2021 Issue 2

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Special Invited Article

From the perspective of self-competence in death work: Self-care among palliative care professionals in the midst of COVID-19
Prof. Chan Chi Ho, Wallace, Ms. Tin Fong, Agnes
HKSPM Newsletter 2021 Issue 2 Nov p. 4 – 7
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Palliative Medicine Doctors’ Meeting

How Has COVID-19 Changed Palliative Care for Cancer Patients?  A Sharing of Cases
Dr. Tse Pui Ying, Rosa
HKSPM Newsletter 2021 Issue 2 Nov p. 8 -13
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Portal venous thrombosis- Is treatment in cancer patients necessary?
Dr Juliana Fok
HKSPM Newsletter 2021 Issue 2 Nov p. 14 – 18
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An Integrated Breathlessness Service Program in a Palliative Care Ambulatory Center- Proactive Education and Therapeutic Intervention Models
Dr Leung Wai Lim, Carmen, Dr Wong Kam Hung, Dr Irene Kwok, et al.
HKSPM Newsletter 2021 Issue 2 Nov p. 19-26
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Palliative care journey of a young adult with life-limiting neurodevelopmental disorder marching from pediatric to young adulthood
Dr Cheng Hon Wai, Benjamin
HKSPM Newsletter 2021 Issue 2 Nov p. 27 – 32
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Early Psychosocial Service in a Local Oncology Unit
Dr Lau On Yee Justina, Dr Chan Kuen, Dr Rebecca Mei Wan Yeung, et al.
HKSPM Newsletter 2021 Issue 2 Nov p. 33-40
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Joint Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 – Challenges of Palliative Care in the new era

EventJoint Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 – Challenges of Palliative Care in the new era
Date and time27 November 2021 (Saturday) | 14:15 – 18:00
FormatHybrid. 1) Zoom Webinar 2) Onsite (Lecture Hall, The Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong)
OrganiserHong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine
Hong Kong Palliative Nursing Association
Registration linkhttps://cutt.ly/Qm057hd
Registration deadline22 November 2021 (Monday)