Introduction of JCECC: Capacity Building and Education Programmes on End-of-Life Care

This video has an aim to arouse awareness about end-of-life issues amongst patients, patients’ families and healthcare professionals on what dying is, how to prepare for dying, and emphasises the importance of communication for better end-of-life care. It also introduces “JCECC: Capacity Building and Education Programmes on End-of-Life Care” by CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing under Jockey Club End-of-life Community Care Project (JCECC).

“Advance Care Planning Handbook” Video

This video serves as an assisted tool aiming to guide the patients to fill out the “Advance Care Planning Handbook”, thereby allowing the family members and healthcare professionals to understand their End-of-Life preferences and needs.

Please click on the link to view: Advance Care Planning Handbook

Live Free, Die Well: Interview with Mr Chow Chung

Birth, ageing, illness, and death are the four inevitable stages of life to which everyone may have different reactions. Having brought alive hundreds of TV and movie characters and accompanied generations of Hong Kong people throughout their formative years, how would Mr Chow Chung react in reality to this inevitable episode of life? Mr Chow was invited to share his views on End-of-Life in this video.

End-of-Life Care: Discussion of Advance Care Planning

What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)? How can healthcare professionals communicate effectively with patients and their family members on ACP? In this video, the doctor and nurse from hospitals in New Territories East Cluster of Hospital Authority are invited to demonstrate the process of ACP with patient and their family members and to show the communication skills and key points of ACP. It aims at enhancing the understanding of ACP among healthcare professionals, patients and their family members.

End-of-Life Care for Dementia Patients

Ms. Angelina Luk (Solicitor, Notary Public), Dr. Vincent Tse (Founding Chairman, Society for Life and Death Education)

Studies have shown that overall prevalence rate of dementia among Hong Kong elders aged 70 and above is nearly 10%. People aged 85 or over, suffering from dementia, represents nearly one-third of the age group. There is no cure for dementia currently, and patient will suffer from memory loss, impairments in understanding and language and loss of self-care. Receiving the diagnosis of dementia is never easy and it would mean a shocking and life changing news to the patient as well as the family. The patient and her close ones in the first part of the movie experience a range of emotions— fear, despair, sadness and worries. The movie provides information on dementia and what changes dementia will bring about to patient’s life during the course of illness progression. It allows the patient and family, with understanding and acknowledgement to the will of the patient, to plan ahead together. The second part of the video introduces the “Three Instruments of Peace “, which comprises (1) the Will, (2) Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) and (3) Advance Directive (AD). When a person is still ‘mentally capable’, he/she can state in advance to/by whom his/her assets should be distributed after the person passed away; appoint and instruct a most entrusted person to use his/her money when that person has become mentally incapable; and express his/her will on treatments at end-of–life stage.

Serious Illness Communication (Trailer)

Serious Illness Communication (Executive Summary)

Serious Illness Communication (Trailer & Executive Summary)

Dr Raymond Lo, Clinical Professor (Hon), Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK, Specialist in Geriatrics, Specialist in Palliative Medicine

Introduction (Executive Summary):
00:04 Introducing the Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG)
00:48 A patient’s story – How to initiate the SICG conversation
04:17 Patient’s sharing

Introduction of Advance Care Planning & Advance Directive

Dr Jenny Lee, Chief of Service (Medicine), AHNH & (Medicine and Geriatrics),TPH

00:12 When to discuss Advance Care Planning
04:15 Can Advance Care Planning be completed in a single conversation
06:54 Difference between Advance Care Planning and Advance Directive
11:37 How to keep Advance Directive form
13:25 Due date of Advance Directive
14:01 Advantages of doing Advance Care Planning and Advance Directive
18:05 Do I need to prepare for the Advance Care Planning and Advance Directive now

How could a patient start the end-of-life care conversation with health care staff?

Dr. Vincent Tse (Founding Chairman, Society for Life and Death Education)

00:30 When to start the Advance Care Planning conversation
01:30 How to start the Advance Care Planning conversation
04:15 Cooperation among patients, their family members and healthcare team
05:56 How to talk with the healthcare team
07:26 Importance of a frank conversion with the doctors
09:15 Tips for an effective communication with the doctors
10:40 Preparation for talking with the doctors

How to start conversation? (for healthcare)

Prof Helen Chan, Associate Professor, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHK

00:00 Introduction on Advance Care Planning
01:13 How to start the end-of-life care conversation with patients
01:49 Special skills in talking about Advance Care Planning
02:40 Special skills in handling patients and their relatives
04:15 Challenges in talking with patients
05:26 Challenges in talking with relatives
06:21 Case sharing
08:31 Introduction on CUHK Advance Care Planning website