臨終選擇 安心他往 The Paths to R.I.P.
智齡創意坊 Smart Ageing Innovation Lab
Having “a good death” has been an abstract ideal as well as a relentless pursuit for the majority of Chinese people. This strong traditional belief of a “good death” however, often presents itself as a mismatch with some of the core values underlying the medical system in current age. While caregivers hold onto the beliefs of giving their best efforts in caring and doing the utmost to save lives for those who are nearing the end of life, these best intentions often take a heavy toll on caregivers physically and emotionally. At the same time, these efforts do not necessarily translate into “a good death” for those who are nearing the end of life. On the contrary, they could add to existing stress and make dying in peace challenging.
Science and technology is making huge strides every day in the medical field, and this is contributing to the overall prolonged survival and the increase of people suffering from chronic illnesses going into the stage of end-of-life. The current panel discussion provides different perspectives on the challenges presented at the forefront of end-of-life care as well as the clinical judgments around proper medical interventions in the context of such care. It will also analyze the choices between palliative care in a facility and home end-of-life care programmes, and discuss on how best to achieve “a good death” for those who are nearing the end of life and “a good parting” for those who are caring for them
Dr Roger CHUNG, Assistant Professor, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
鍾教授 2005 年於美國約翰霍普金斯大學取得公共衛生科學士及碩士學位。在 2011 年從香港大學取得公共衛生科博士學位。鍾一諾教授現於香港中文大學公共衛生及基層醫療學院任教，並現正負責一項政府委託有關長者與臨終照顧的研究。他的研究方向是以公共衛生倫理與公平原則，來設入人口健康與醫療護理的議題，從而在醫療服務、 系統及政策上提出循證的建議。
Dr. Roger Chung received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 2005. In 2011, he obtained a doctorate in public health from the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chung is currently teaching at the School of Public Health and Primary Care in the Chinese University of Hong Kong as well as being responsible for a government commissioned study on elderly and hospice care. His research focuses on the issues of population health and medical care.
Mr Rex WONG
Project Coordinator, Die-in-Home Service & Farewell Homecare, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
Registered Social Worker, former Centre Director of The Comfort Care Concern Group, currently working as Project Coordinator of End-of-Life Care Services in TWGHs. Working in the field fo many years, he is experienced in clinical practices and keeps striving for developing end-of-life care services for patients with terminal illness and the bereaved in the community.
Dr WOO Kam Wing, Raymond
Specialist in Palliative Medicine
Mr Pasu NG
Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Life and Death Studies Association
Mr Ng is a registered anti-corruptionist and cross-media creator. He is devoted to promote the concept of "death from the dead and living in the present". In 2011, he launched the Donation Teacher's Body Donation Program. He is also the founding president of the Hong Kong Life and Death Association and the former president of the Life and Death Education Society, the administrator of the "Life and Death Education" and "With You", and the digital radio D100. Also, being the program of the "Life 21 grams" host.