Member Spotlight: Hong Kong Society of Children’s Palliative Care

The Hong Kong Society of Children’s Palliative Care (HKSCPC) was established in March 2017. The society is made up of healthcare professionals, including medical practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, and social workers, who are dedicated to advancing the field of pediatric palliative care in Hong Kong.

The primary objective of the HKSCPC is to advance the knowledge of pediatric palliative care among healthcare professionals, with the aim of improving the standard of care for children suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. The society is committed to promoting the quality of life of children and families requiring pediatric palliative care, and to raising public awareness of this important field.

HKSCPC Inaugural Symposium in 2017

To achieve its objectives, the HKSCPC organizes a range of programs and services for healthcare professionals. These include academic seminars, which are sometimes held in collaboration with other organizations such as the Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association, Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing, and non-profit organization such as Children’s Palliative Care Foundation (CPCF) and Jockey Club Community Support Project for Children with Medical Complexity. The society also holds bi-monthly meetings, where professionals interested in the field can come together to share their clinical experience and discuss selected topics. CME accreditations are granted by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians and the two paediatric nursing professional bodies.

HKSCPC 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting (with speakers)

In addition, the HKSCPC hosts an annual scientific meeting, which invites experts in pediatric palliative care, including international speakers, to share their expertise and research. This meeting provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to learn about the latest developments and best practices in the field.

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About our Member Spotlight Series

Introducing our Member Spotlight Series, where we shine a light on the incredible work and impact of our member organisations in the field of palliative care. Each installment of this series is dedicated to showcasing the exceptional efforts of one organisation, highlighting their dedication to improving the lives of individuals facing serious illnesses and their families.

Each spotlighted organisation shares a common mission: to enhance quality of life, alleviate suffering, and provide comfort to patients and their loved ones during one of life’s most vulnerable periods. From pioneering advancements in pain management and symptom control to addressing psychosocial needs and spiritual support, our members are at the forefront of shaping the future of palliative care.

Through this series, we not only honor the dedication and expertise of our member organisations but also aim to raise awareness about the importance of palliative care. By highlighting the invaluable contributions of these institutions, we hope to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the specialised care and support they provide to individuals facing serious illnesses.

Published on: 28 February, 2024 | Last modified: 28 February, 2024