Death is inevitable, but a good ending probably relieves the anxiety and frustration alongside. To help the public and the healthcare workers respond to the challenges in the ageing city and enhance end-of-life care, the CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing held a public event on End-of-Life Care education on 18 August at the Yasumoto International Academic Park. Over 470 attendees took part in the seminar, who benefited from topics on advance care planning for dementia patients, conversation with healthcare workers using Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG), and spiritual care at the end of life. After the seminar, they also joined interactive workshops on the application of SICG, advance care planning handbook making, reflection on life and death via horticultural therapy, and clinical ethics in end-of-life care. The knowledge and experience acquired have equipped them to walk an extra mile with patients at the end stage of their lives.
This article was originally published in No. 522, Newsletter in Sep 2018.