The 9th Kiang Wu Nursing Academic Symposium: Sharing of Clinical and Teaching Research Outputs

  • Dr. Lam Fat Iam sharing his personal experience to promote the spirit of humanistic care

  • Kiang Wu actively promoting the multidisciplinary clinical and academic collaboration for nursing quality improvement

  • The 9th Kiang Wu Nursing Academic Symposium continuing to serve as a platform for clinical, teaching and scientific research exchanges

  • An increasing number of nursing students and doctors participating in research publications

  • Group photo of guests and presenters of oral reports and posters attending the symposium

The Nursing Department of Kiang Wu Hospital (KWHND) and Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC) co-organized the Kiang Wu Nursing Academic Symposium 2018 themed "Keeping abreast of Innovation and Development, Serving with Professionality and Care" on 2 June, 2018 to celebrate the College's 95th Anniversary. The event, where public seminars, symposiums, presentations of 8 oral reports and 36 posters were held, has stimulated the innovative spirit of the nursing profession and promoted the inheritance of humanistic care through the sharing of academic and research outputs by experts, clinical nurses and nursing teachers and students. Over 200 representatives from the nursing field, health care personnel of Kiang Wu Hospital, nursing teachers and students and alumni were attracted to attend the event.

Executive Director of Sino-Western Cultural Studies and Head of Centre of Sino-Western Cultural Studies of Macao Polytechnic Institute Dr. Lam Fat Iam, Vice-president of Board of Directors and General Secretary of Kiang Wu Charitable Association, Sub Director of Kiang Wu Hospital Ung Pui Kun, and KWNC President Van Iat Kio were invited to be the keynote speakers of the public seminar which took place at 9 a.m. at the Lecture Theatre of KWNC. The promotion of humanistic care inheritance was addressed from different perspectives, namely Macao's healthcare, Kiang Wu's spirit and philosophy of "From Personhood to Benevolence".

The symposium took place at 1 p.m. at the Auditorium of Kiang Wu Hospital. The authors of 8 oral reports and 36 posters, including nurses, teachers and students from Kiang Wu Hospital and KWNC made presentations covering a wide range of contents, including nursing quality management, pain management, life and death education, palliative care, smart healthcare in the field of clinical applications, teaching and social phenomena after the professional peer-review process was undertaken. In addition, the paper quality has been recognized by a panel of experts who were invited to serve as the reviewers, including Associate Professor Tsang Sau Mui Alice, Assistant Professor Ng Wai I, Clinical Nursing Supervisor Wong Chi Wa and Head Nurse Lao Sio Wa. Apart from investigating the clinical applications and current teaching conditions, some articles based on the comparisons between the developed regions, and clinical-empirical research for a feasible reference were also beneficial to the exchange of the latest research outputs and innovation of clinical applications and teaching between the two institutions.

Organized for the ninth year since 2010, the Kiang Wu Nursing Academic Symposium has been serving as a platform for learning, exchange and practice for healthcare personnel, nursing teachers and students to share their research and innovative outputs in clinical and academic areas, as well as to promote the development of clinical applications and teaching between two institutions for nursing quality improvement. As an opening remark, Sub Director of Kiang Wu Hospital Cheung Chun Wing, Nursing Director of Kiang Wu Hospital Wong Cheng Wa and KWNC Vice-President Xing Zhihong stated that the symposium had achieved its aim through the integration of healthcare nursing with humanity to safeguard human health with the theme perfectly fitted in with the slogan "health is a human right-access" advocated by the "International Council of Nurses" this year.

Sub Director of Kiang Wu Hospital Cheung Chun Wing believed that both humanistic care and application of dialectical thinking for positive innovations played crucial roles in nursing professions since the former represented the core value of nursing profession while the latter was conducive to patient's safety and comfort. Nursing Director of Kiang Wu Hospital Wong Cheng Wa showed her recognition of the relation between nursing and scientific research, avocation of "disciplinary development with scientific research advancement" and science-oriented solutions to the practical issues of clinical nursing through evidence-based nursing. Moreover, she also encouraged nurses to engage in self-enhancement in order to provide patients with the safe, effective and people-oriented high-quality nursing. KWNC Vice-President Xing Zhihong was delighted to see doctors and healthcare teams' involvement in the research of this event and she believed that multidisciplinary collaboration was conducive to realizing the optimum effect of holistic healthcare nursing and effective promotion of healthcare nursing quality.