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Carmen Wing Han Chan

Associate Professor
Department of Cardiology
Saint Helena


Carmen Wing Han CHAN she is a Professor, Undergraduate Division Head Postgraduate supervision and programme management •    (2012-2016): Educational programme for parents of childhood cancer patients •    (2006-2010): Chinese women’s knowledge and perception of risk of cervical cancer and the role of personal risk factors – Main supervisor.  Graduated in Sept 2010 with grade A-  (3 publications, one submitted) •    (2008-2011): Effects of a Comprehensive Training Programme on quality of life in Chinese elders with heart failure – co-supervise with Prof. Chair Sek Ying (6 publications)

Research Interest

1.    My main field of research specialization is on cancer symptom management, psychosocial care, and palliative care.  As ‘symptom cluster’ has been acknowledged to be at the cutting edge science in symptom management, my study on the identification and management of ‘symptom cluster’ in patients with lung cancer are novel and significant.   2.    Other areas of my research interests in symptom management include the treatment of oral mucositis, breathlessness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting.   3.    Areas of psychosocial care include sexuality, stress and anxiety, quality of life, cancer rehabilitation, social support, and bereavement care.   4.    My palliative care research focuses on the promotion of advance care planning and advance directive, and targets on cancer patients, elderly and the general public. 5.    Grants record:  I have obtained a total of 13 competitive grants in the last 10 years and 8 of them are related to cancer research.  Besides cancer research, I am also interested in teaching and learning development research such as exploring web-enriched resource and positive clinical learning environment.  6.    Research supervision: I have been supervising a total of 10 doctoral students and 13 master students (all graduated) in a variety of research areas. 7.    Research leadership: as a convener of the Cancer and palliative Research Group of the Nethersole School of Nursing in Hong Kong, I play an active role in the development and delivery of cancer and palliative nursing research and education within Hong Kong and Asia.  Collaboration work with the Acute Care Research Group and long Term Care Research Group are in place.  8.    I chaired the organizing committee of Hong Kong Nursing Symposium on Cancer Care from 2001 to 2008.  The most recent symposium in 2011 attracted 472 delegates from 14 countries.   9.    As a link nurse of International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC), I collect ideas / current knowledge or practice from local cancer nurses and share with nurses from China and worldwide to advancing the development of cancer nursing.

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