Date: Dec 17 – 18, 2022 (Sat and Sun)
The workshop addresses the challenging aspect of loss, grief and bereavement of patients and their families. Within this critical care environment, healthcare professionals need to be aware of the process of grief, their own self-awareness as well as possess the necessary skills and ability to address the process of grief management, thereby creating a more healing environment to patients and their families.
This 2-days intense workshop is facilitated by a renowned leading expert from the University of Hong Kong, Professor Amy Chow together with Dr. Gilbert Fan who heads the psychosocial oncology department at the National Cancer Center in Singapore. It is designed to facilitate the process of adaptation to loss and greatly relieve suffering within the critical care setting focusing on end-life needs.
This workshop will be immensely valuable to clinicians, psychologists and counselors managing palliative care and care of the dying.
Profile of Facilitators:
Professor Chow Y.M. Amy
Professor Chow is the Head of the Department, Si Yuan Professor in Health and Social Work and Master of the University’s New College. She has a background as a registered social worker specializing in bereavement counselling and is the founder of the first community-based bereavement counselling centre in Hong Kong. She has formerly acted as Secretary of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and Board Member of the Asia Pacific Hospice Network (APHN). As a recognised translational scientist in thanatology, Professor Chow was elected as the Chairperson of the prestigious International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement. Currently, within the university, Professor Chow is the Director of the Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project and Associate Director of Sau Po Centre of Ageing. She serves the Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee as well as Boards of Directors of other NGOs in Hong Kong. She is also the first and current Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Academy of Social Work.
Professor Chow’s scholarship and contribution to social work practice have been recognized by the following awards: Cross-Cultural Award, (ADEC) (2005); Cadenza Fellowship (2008); Best Abstract Award (Researcher) (2010); Distinguished Alumni Award (2013) (CUHK); Rainbow of Life Outstanding Individual Award (2013); Outstanding Social Worker Award (2014); Outstanding Teaching Award of the University of Hong Kong (2014); Outstanding Research Output Awards (2017-2018) (University of Hong Kong) and Research Recognition Award (ADEC) (2020).
Professor Gilbert K. T. Fan
Dr Gilbert Fan, RSW, FAPA is a Clinical Supervisor (Satir), Fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association (USA), Registered Social Worker and Member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying & Bereavement. He is appointed Master Social Work Practise Leader by the Ministry of Social & Family Development (2015 to Mar 2020) and Fellow of the Social Service Institute (2016 – 2019; 2020-2023). Gilbert’s professional doctorate is in Social Work & Future Studies. He has extensive experience as medical social worker, having worked in both general and tertiary hospitals and a short teaching stint at the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) lecturing in Behavioural Sciences. He continues to teach in various capacities in social work and counselling programmes at both local and foreign universities namely the National University of Singapore (NUS) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor in Social Work, NUS with effect from Jan 2023.
Gilbert is currently the Chair for Volunteer Engagement, Institution Wellness Officer, Master MSW of the Department of Psychosocial Oncology, and HR Counsellor & Trainer (Employee Relations), Human Resource at the National Cancer Centre Singapore. His clinical interest is in griefwork, experiential counselling and groupwork, particularly in the application of experiential counselling of patients with advanced cancers. His research interests include the study of coping behaviours, meaning making and intervention models in cancer care.
Mr. Ng Yong Hao
Yong Hao is a registered social worker with practice experiences in community health, community mental health, and medical settings in Singapore. His passion lies in advocating for grief-friendly communities. His practice and research areas are in non-death losses, pre-death grief, and bereavement-related grief and their implication for clinical practices and systemic issues. Yong Hao holds a master’s degree in social work and is a certified thanatologist with the Association of Death Education and Counselling.
1) Dr Jiao Keyuan, The University of Hong Kong
2) Miss Margaret Suen, The University of Hong Kong
3) Miss Joy Wang, The University of Hong Kong
|Registration Fees||Normal||International||APHN Members|
|Doctors||RM300||USD100||RM230 / USD75|
|Nurses / Allied Healthcare Professional||RM250||USD80||RM180/USD60|
*CPD: 16 Points
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