The Hong Kong Hospice Nurses' Association was established
in 1997 by a group of hospice nursing course graduates and pioneers
in hospice nursing, with the aim of uniting hospice nurses and promote
hospice development. Our slogan is
For Hospice Care, We Join. In United
Spirit, We Stride.
We emphasize on joint effort in the promotion of holistic
care and hospice spirit. Our members come from hospice and palliative
care units in different hospitals throughout Hong Kong. We also
have members not working in hospice unit but are dedicated to the
specialty. With the growing number of trained hospice nurses each
year, our members have increased to 120 in 2003.
In the past few years, the association was active
in training and research. We jointly organized scientific meetings
with other academic organizations. We invited local and overseas
experts to give seminars in a range of topics including ethical
issues, spiritual care, family therapies and personal growth. We
conducted researches and presented papers in international conferences
such as the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Hong Kong International
Cancer Congress. We also continued to respond to the public discussion
on euthanasia in recent years.