Integrating Palliative Medicine in Oncology Care: The Hong Kong Experience

Posted On 2020-12-01 09:49:32

In Hong Kong, palliative care service for cancer patients is provided by both palliative care physicians and clinical oncologists. The service was first initiated in 1967 when Nam Long Hospital was established by Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society led by renowned clinical oncologist Prof. John HC Ho.

Editorial on Integrating Palliative Medicine in Oncology Care: The Hong Kong Experience
Integrating palliative medicine in oncology care: the Hong Kong experience
M. W. Rebecca Yeung, Tai-Chung Lam

Original Article on Integrating Palliative Medicine in Oncology Care: The Hong Kong Experience
Factors correlating with shorter survival after treatment: aiding oncologists to choose who (not) to receive palliative systemic therapy
Pui Ying Patty Ho, Ho Fun Victor Lee

Clinical outcome and toxicity for immunotherapy treatment in metastatic cancer patients
Kin Sang Lau, Ronald Liu, Cheuk Cheuk Wong, Wai Kwan Steven Siu, Kwok Keung Yuen

Palliative radiation therapy for patients with orbital and ocular metastases
Jeannie Y. K. Chik, Carmen W. L. Leung, Kam Hung Wong

Stereotactic body radiotherapy as a primary treatment for spinal metastasis: a single institution experience
Wui Ming (Eva) Yeung

The use of ketamine in the management of refractory cancer pain in a palliative care unit
Ka Wai Alice Cheung, Po Chung Chan, Sing Hung Lo

Patterns and infection outcomes of bacterial colonization in patients with indwelling abdominal drains for malignant ascites
Po Chung Chan, Ka Wai Alice Cheung, Chun Hung Chan, Lie Meng Hwang, Sing Hung Lo

A retrospective review for the use of palliative sedation in a regional hospital in Hong Kong
Winnie Wing-Yan Tin, Sing-Hung Lo, Frank Chi-Sing Wong

Quality of end-of-life care of advanced cancer patients in mainland China—a retrospective cohort of 441 hospital-death in a public funded comprehensive hospital
Ji Shi Li, Tai-Chung Lam, Hai Man Jing, Xian Chen, Meng Yao Cao, Chun Huang, Li Yang, Zhi Yuan Xu, Yong Jiang, Sha Sha Li, Fang Chen, Ying Han, Yong Sheng Zhang, Ka-On Lam, Anne W. M. Lee

A cross-sectional study on the attitudes and perceptions of outpatients towards palliative care at the Hong Kong Queen Mary Hospital Hospice Centre
Margaret Kay Ho, Crystal Cheuk Yiu Hsue, Cheng Heng Nicholas Lai, Kwun Ting Chan, Cheuk Nam Cheng, Chun Fung Chow, Ka Ho Lui, Shireen Rashed, Elaine Wong, Wai Yan Yu, Vanessa H. M. Cheung, Steven W. K. Siu, Mei-Ling Ho, Kwok-Keung Yuen, Amy Tien Yee Chang

Expectation of the place of care and place of death of terminal cancer patients in Hong Kong: a hospital based cross-sectional questionnaire survey
Nga Yan Yeung

The series “Integrating Palliative Medicine in Oncology Care: The Hong Kong Experience” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Palliative Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Rebecca Yeung and Tai Chung Lam served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.