KWNC Publishes Book to Promote Life and Death Education

(2016-01-18)
  • Authors of "Love Life Love Action" sharing their life stories

  • President Van Iat Kio presenting the book to Mr. Au Weng Chi, member of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation

  • Group photo of guests and participants

Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) organized book launch for the new book "Love Life Love Action" on 15 January at the Lecture Theatre of its Main Campus. Content of the book was introduced and authors of the book were invited for sharing, followed by a book presentation ceremony to guests. Chief editor Professor Zhu Mingxia explained that the purpose of publishing "Love Life Love Action" is to promote the knowledge of life and death education. It is also hoped that the concept of "respecting life, adopting advance directives" can be conveyed to society. 

Deputy Executive Officer of KWNC's President Office Ms. Cheong Hoi Ieng mentioned in her speech that, to respect life is the fundamental quality a nurse must acquire. With the guidance of KWNC's educational philosophy of "From Personhood to Benevolence", students are nurtured in a holistic perspective. Not only the professional skills of students are fostered, their humanistic care is also emphasized. In 2013, the subject "Life and Death Education" was first launched to guide students in developing positive outlook on life such as to think of the nature and meaning about death in a positive way. And in last year, KWNC also took part in different related activities including the "Seasons of Life" organized by the Centre of Moral Education of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of the Macao Government, and "Sailing for Life" organized by Macao General Union of the Neighborhood Associations. KWNC has also made an effort to promote life and death education to various higher education institutions and community associations.

"Love Life Love Action", partially funded by Macao Foundation, records the personal experiences of health care personnel, nursing students, nursing teachers, patients and their families, which are very valuable references for life and death education. Deputy Executive Officer Cheong Hoi Ieng wished that readers can learn more about the different stages of life and to face life in a positive way. Alumna Io Peng Peng and experienced educator Lau Sin Peng were present to share with the audience their stories and comments about the book.

Guests who were present at the book launch event included Mr. Au Weng Chi, member of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation, Ms. Sam Ka I, Assistant of the Education and Cultural Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R., Ms. Io Iok Fong, Senior Officer of Tertiary Education Services Office of the Macao Government, Mr. Leong I On, Director of the Centre of Moral Education of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau of the Macao Government, Professor Van Iat Kio, President of KWNC as well as representatives from local higher education institutions, secondary schools and community associations.

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