Postponement of PMDM until further notice

Dear Members,

In view of the current COVID-19 global pandemic, the coming Palliative Medicine Doctors Meeting (PMDM) scheduled on 28/4/2020 in QEH would be further postponed until further notice. We shall announce in one month in advance if the PMDM are to be resumed.

Thank you very much for your understanding.

Yours faithfully,
NG Sheung Ching Jeffrey
Chairman
Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine

Postponement of PMDM and updated schedule of PMDM 2020

Dear Members,

In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, the coming Palliative Medicine Doctors Meeting (PMDM) scheduled on 31/3/2020 in QEH would be postponed. The whole schedule in 2020 will be shifted later accordingly. Please kindly find the updated schedule of Palliative Medicine Doctors Meeting in 2020 in our website.
 
However, there is still an uncertainty if the next PMDM can be held on 28/4/2020. We shall confirm it in one month in advance so that there could be enough time for preparation by the presenting units.
 
Thank you very much for your understanding.
 
Yours faithfully,
NG Sheung Ching Jeffrey
Chairman
Hong Kong Society of Palliative Medicine

蘋果日報 2019-01-12 報導:醫生批《守護神之保險調查》誤導

香港紓緩醫學學會主席吳常青表示,劇中指紓緩治療即由病人自生自滅的說法是錯誤的。相反,紓緩治療是一種積極治療。當病人確診末期癌症,或不可治癒的器官衰竭時,身體會有不同痛苦,情緒會受困擾,家人或照顧者會哀傷。負責紓緩治療的醫護人員會主動了解病人及家屬所需,紓緩病人身體及心靈痛苦,改善生活質素,讓病人在人生最後階段盡量過得精彩,絕非要病人放棄治療,或只讓病人等死。

連結:蘋果日報即時新聞 2019年1月12日