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Palliative Care Public Forum - Grief and the Quest for Meaning

 

Palliative Care Public Forum - Grief and the Quest for Meaning

Date: 14 January 2017 (Sat)


Venue: JEM Office Tower

            52 Jurong Gateway Road,

            Level 6, Auditorium, S608550       


Fees: Free admission


Register: Register here


Language: English

 

Some people believe that talking about death will increase the likelihood of occurrence and an individual’s response is inevitably moulded by the values, attitudes and beliefs of one’s culture.


Join Associate Professor Amy Chow as she discusses issues surrounding grief and loss in our local context.

 

Topics:


  • Finding the words! End-of-life discussion with sensitivity to religion and cultural practices
  • Understanding grief and loss – the invisible wounds
  • Caregiver sharing
 
Programme


9.00am - 9.30am


Registration


9.30am - 9.35am



Welcome address

Ms Bao Dan

Palliative Care Nurse

National University Hospital (NUH)


9.35am - 10.05am


Finding the words! End-of-life discussion with sensitivity to religion and cultural practices

Associate Professor Amy Chow

The University of Hong Kong

Department of Social Work and Social Administration


10.05am - 10.35am


Understanding grief and loss - the invisible wounds

Associate Professor Amy Chow

The University of Hong Kong

Department of Social Work and Social Administration


10.35am - 10.55am


Caregiver sharing


10.55am - 11.00am


Question & Answer


Registration

Click here to register.

 

*Admission is free.

 

About the Speaker

Associate Professor Amy Chow

Project Director

Jockey Club End-of-Life

Community Care Project

The University of Hong Kong

Department of Social Work and Social Administration

Dr Amy Chow is an Associate Professor with the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the prestigious International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement and a registered social worker with the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board. She is an elected board member of the prestigious International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement and serves the Body of Knowledge Committee and Grief Counseling Standards Task Force of Association of Death Education and Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Social Sciences from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her Master of Social Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong.

 

Dr Chow's field of specialisation is in palliative care, grief and bereavement. She has published widely on her area of specialisation and has close to 20 peer-reviewed journals and 20 book chapters. She also has an edited book titled ‘Death, Dying and Bereavement: The Hong Kong Chinese Perspective’ that is widely used as a textbook by undergraduates and postgraduates of the University of Hong Kong.

 

Dr Chow also has a deep passion for teaching. She has taught widely, both in Hong Kong and in the international community. To date she has supervised more than ten postgraduate students. Dr Chow's impact is not limited to education and research. With achievements in research, education and service development, Dr Chow is one of the most established social work academics in the Asia Pacific region and a popular international speaker in bereavement and hospice conferences around the world. 

Enquiries

For enquiries:

 

Call: 6722 5859 / 6772 3996

 

Email: ncis_events@nuhs.edu.sg


 

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