陳葉詠嫻教授

副院長(教育)
雅麗氏何妙齡那打素慈善基金會護理學教授


Tel (852) 3943 6218
Email whchan@cuhk.edu.hk
Education & Qualifications
RN, PhD, FAAN
Research Interests Cancer nursing and palliative care
Researcher ID/ Publons ID A-4480-2015
ORCID 0000-0003-0696-2369
Scopus ID 25959492800

Biography

Professor Carmen Chan has demonstrated integrated scholarship in cancer and palliative care research which has broadly impacted on the profession, patients, families, community and nursing education. Her main fields of research specialisation include symptom management, psychosocial care, sexuality, advance care planning and cancer screening.

As ‘symptom cluster’ has been acknowledged to be at the cutting edge of science in symptom management, Professor Chan’s early PhD work on the identification and management of ‘symptom cluster’ in patients with cancer was novel and contributed to the international development of nursing knowledge. It also laid a foundation for her subsequent studies on symptom management including the treatment of oral mucositis, breathlessness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, anxiety and sexual dysfunction.

Professor Chan’s palliative care research focuses on the promotion of advance care planning and advance directives, and targets on cancer patients, paediatric patients, older adults and the general public. Her research initiatives on this area have demonstrated excellence in design and innovation, and a great impact on the health care profession and the society. Professor Chan and her team conducted several community roadshows and surveys to promote advance care planning and advance directives in Hong Kong. Subsequently, they developed and published a Chinese health manual for advance care planning, which has been widely distributed to the public via community roadshows and to elderly centres and hospitals. In 2016-2018, Professor Chan launched another GRF project to carry out a large-scale population survey on the acceptance and completion of advance directive among the general public in Hong Kong.

Teaching Awards

  • University Education Award, CUHK (2016)

Research Awards

  • Excellence in Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2014)

Industry Awards

  • Fellow Recognition Award, Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (2016)

Honours

  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (2018)
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (2012–present)

Honorary Appointment

  • Visiting Professor, Shantou University Medical College, China (2017–2020)
  • Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle, Australia (2016–2018)

Editorship

  • Editor (East Asia), Journal of Child Health Care (2015–present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing (2016–present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Clinical Nursing (2017–present)

Professional Service

  • Honourable Advisor, Hong Kong Palliative Nursing Association (2000–present)
  • Founding Member and Council Member, Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing (2012–present)

Academic Engagement

  • Chairperson of Curriculum Committee, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHK
  • Undergraduate Division Head, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHK
  • Supervisor of PhD, DNurs, MNurs, BNurs GRS students, The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHK

(in the capacity of Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator)

Funding BodyProject Title
Special Funding Scheme for Online Learning supported by the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) for 2019-22The effectiveness of Simulation-based Zoom Learning (SBZL) on enhancing clinical decision making for nursing students
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundEffects of immersive virtual reality for preventing and managing anxiety, nausea and vomiting among paediatric cancer patients receiving their first chemotherapy: An exploratory trial
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundRebuilding sexuality and intimacy after treatment for gynaecological cancer, through a nurse-led sexual rehabilitation intervention: A randomised controlled trial
Courseware Development GrantScenario-based Interactive ELearning Module (SIEM) for inter-professional ethics education
Royal Society of New Zealand - Catalyst Seeding FundHarmonising principles, processes and outcome measures to enable culturally-specific health promotion after breast cancer
Research Grants Council - General Research FundA practice model to enhance the provision of nursing care to manage sexual functioning in gynaecological cancer patients in Hong Kong
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundA randomised controlled trial of psycho-educational interventions for reducing uncertainty and anxiety, and improving sexual functioning among gynaecological cancer patients in Hong Kong
Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant for 2016-19 TrienniumPromoting active learning strategies in classroom teaching for undergraduate nursing students and teachers
Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund BoardProfiling of the silica-induced pro-inflammatory molecular events in macrophages using the RNA-Seq approach
Research Grants Council - General Research FundDeveloping a conceptual model to predict the acceptance and completion of advance directives in the Chinese community in Hong Kong: A population-based survey
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundMeasuring self-efficacy for caregiving of caregivers of patients with palliative care needs: Validation of the caregiver inventory
Health Care and Promotion FundDevelopment of micro-movies to empower senior citizens in advance care planning
The Nethersole School of Nursing, CUHKA feasibility study of caregiver-delivered massage program for cancer palliative care patients
Health Care and Promotion FundDevelopment of multimedia interventions to promote breast cancer prevention among South Asians women in Hong Kong
Playright Children¡¦s Play AssociationThe stress-reducing effects of therapeutic play on children undergoing cast-removal procedure
Children¡¦s Cancer FoundationExploration of the palliative care needs of paediatric cancer patients and their families
CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)Translation and validation of tools for assessing health-related quality of life and male sexual function in Hong Kong Chinese patients during transitional cancer survivorship
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundA community-based advance care planning programme to improve end-of-life care in patients with advanced disease: A mixed-method approach
Health and Health Services Research FundThe effect of a Health Empowerment Intervention for Stroke Self-management (HEISS) on self-management behaviour and health outcomes among stroke rehabilitation patients
Public Policy Research Funding SchemePerspectives on cancer preventive services for ethnic minorities: Implications for service needs and utilisation
Health and Health Services Research FundPredictors of participation by elderly Chinese in colorectal cancer screening: Exploring the mediating and moderating effects of cancer fatalism
CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)Predictors of participation by elderly Chinese in colorectal cancer screening: Exploring the mediating and moderating effects of cancer fatalism
Health Care and Promotion FundHealth promotion package for people suffering from life-limiting disease
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundA survey on health status of childhood cancer survivors

Publications
Chan, C. W. H., Ng, N. H. Y., Chan, H. Y. L., Wong, M. M. H., & Chow, K. M. (2019). A systematic review of the effects of advance care planning facilitators training programmes. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (1), 362. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4192-0.
So, W. K. W., Law, B. M. H., Choi, K. C., Chan, D. N. S., & Chan, C. W. H. (2019). A family-based multimedia intervention to enhance the uptake of colorectal cancer screening among older South Asian adults in Hong Kong: A study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 19 (1), 652. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6995-7.
So, W. K. W., Law, B. M. H., Chan, D. N. S., Xing, W., Chan, C. W. H., & McCarthy, A. L. (2019). The effect of nonpharmacological interventions on managing symptom clusters among cancer patients: A systematic review. Cancer Nursing, doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000730.
Chan, C. W. H., Au Yeung, E., & Law, B. (2019). Effectiveness of physical activity interventions on pregnancy-related outcomes among pregnant women: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (10), 1840-1888. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16101840.
Chan, C. W. H., Choi, K. C., Chan, H. Y. L., Wong, M. M. H., Ling, G. C. C., Chow, K. M., Chow, A. Y. M., Lo, R., & Sham, M. M. K. (2019). Unfolding and displaying the influencing factors of advance directives from the stakeholder’s perspective: A concept mapping approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (7), 1549-1562. doi: 10.1111/jan.14017.
Chan, C. W. H., Wong, M. M. H., Choi, K. C., Chan, H. Y. L., Chow, A. Y. M., Lo, R. S. K., & Sham, M. M. K. (2019). Prevalence, perception, and predictors of advance directives among Hong Kong Chinese: A population-based survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (3), 365-381. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16030365.
Chan, C. W. H., Wong, M., Choi, K. C., Chan, H. Y. L., Chow, A., Lo, R., & Sham, M. (2019). What patients, families, health professionals and hospital volunteers told us about advance directives. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6 (1), 72-77. doi: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_38_18.
Chow, K. M., Chan, C. W. H., Leung, A. W. Y., Wong, M. M. H., & Choi, K. C. (2019). Relationship between body image and health-related quality of life in Chinese cancer survivors during the transitional cancer survivorship. Psycho-oncology, 28 (2), 324-328. doi: 10.1002/pon.4943.
Kwan, C. W. M., Chan, C. W. H., & Choi, K. C. (2019). The effectiveness of a nurse-led short term life review intervention in enhancing the spiritual and psychological well-being of people receiving palliative care: A mixed method study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 91, 134-143. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.12.007.
So, W. K. W., Kwong, A. N. L., Chen, J. M. T., Chan, J. C. Y., Law, B. M. H., Sit, J. W. H., & Chan, C. W. H. (2019). A theory-based and culturally aligned training programme on breast and cervical cancer prevention for South Asian community health workers: A feasibility study. Cancer Nursing, 42 (2), E20-E30. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000543.
So, W. K. W., Wong, C. L., Choi, K. C., Chan, C. W. H., Chan, J. C. Y., Law, B. M. H., & Yu, B. W. L. (2019). A mixed-method study of unmet supportive care needs among head and neck cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing, 42 (1), 67-78. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000542.
Tang, W. P. Y., Chan, C. W. H., Leung, D. Y. P., & Chan, D. N. S. (2019). The effects of psychoeducational interventions on caregivers of children with cancer: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Child Health Care, doi: 10.1177/1367493518814917.
Xiao, J., Chow, K. M., Liu, Y., & Chan, C. W. H. (2019). Effects of dignity therapy on dignity, psychological well-being, and quality of life among palliative care cancer patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychooncology, 28 (9), 1791-1802. doi: 10.1002/pon.5162.
Chan, J. Y. W., Tsui, J. C. C., Law, P. T. W., So, W. K. W., Leung, D. Y. P., Sham, M. M. K., Tsui, S. K. W., & Chan, C. W. H. (2018). Regulation of TLR4 in silica-induced inflammation: An underlying mechanism of silicosis. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 15 (10), 986-991. doi: 10.7150/ijms.24715.
Chan, H. Y., Ng, J. S., Chan, K. S., Ko, P. S., Leung, D. Y., Chan, C. W., Chan, L. N., Lee, I. F., & Lee, D. T. (2018). Effects of a nurse-led post-discharge advance care planning programme for community-dwelling patients nearing the end of life and their family members: A randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 87, 26-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.07.008.
Wong, C. L., Ip, W. Y., Kwok, B. M. C., Choi, K. C., Ng, B. K. W., & Chan, C. W. H. (2018). Effects of therapeutic play on children undergoing cast-removal procedures: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 8 (7), e021071.
Chow, K. M., Tang, F. W. K., Chan, C. W. H., Sit, J. W. H., Choi, K. C., & Chan S. (2018). Resilience and well-being of university nursing students in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Education, 18 (1), 13.
Chow, K. M., So, W. K. W., Choi, K. C., & Chan, C. W. H. (2018). Sexual function, psychosocial adjustment to illness, and quality of life among Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors. Psychooncology, 27 (4), 1257-1263.
Chan, J. Y. W, Tsui, J. C. C, Law, P. T. W, So, W. K. W, Leung, D. Y. P, Sham, M. M. K, Tsui, S. K. W, & Chan, C. W. H. (2018) RNA-Seq revealed ATF3-regulated inflammation induced by silica. Toxicology, 393, 34-41. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2017.11.001.
Gu, C., Chan, C. W. H., Chow, K. M., Yang, S., Luo, Y., Cheng, H., & Wang, H. (2018). Understanding the cervical screening behaviour of Chinese women: The role of health care system and health professions. Applied Nursing Research, 39, 58-64. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2017.09.009.
Liu, Y., Xiao, W., Wang, S., & Chan, C. W. H. (2018). Evaluating the direct economic burden of health care-associated infections among patients with colorectal cancer surgery in China. American Journal of Infection Control, 46, 34-38. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.08.003.
Chair, S. Y., Chan, C. W. H., Yu, D. S. F., & Taylor-Piliae, R. E. (2018). Changes in nursing education in Hong Kong - Progressive or regressive? Nurse Education Today, 64, 150-152.
Chan, C. W. H., Law, B. M. H., Liu, Y-H., Ambrocio, A. R. B., Au, N., Jiang, M., & Chow, K. M. (2018). The association between maternal stress and childhood eczema: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (3), 395. doi:10.3390/ijerph15030395.
Liu, Y., Tang, W. P. Y., Gong, S., & Chan, C. W. H. (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of acupressure for postoperative gastrointestinal symptoms among abdominal surgery patients. The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 45 (6), 1127-1145. doi: 10.1142/S0192415X17500616.
Liu, Y., Yan, T., Wang, J., Chan, C. W. H., Leung, D. Y. P., & Wang, S. (2017). Healthcare-associated infections among patients with different types of acute leukemia in China: A surveillance-based study. Advances in Modern Oncology Research, 3 (S1): 79–88. http://dx.doi.org/ /10.18282/amor.v3.is1.211.
Kwan, C. W. M., Ng, M. S. N., & Chan, C. W. H. (2017). The use of life review to enhance spiritual well-being in patients with terminal illnesses: An integrative review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (23-24), 4201-4211. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13977.
Chan, J. Y. W., Tsui, J. C. C., Law, P. T. W., So, W. K. W., Leung, D. Y. P., Sham, M. M. K., Tsui, S. K. W., & Chan, C. W. H. (2017). Profiling of the silica-induced molecular events in lung epithelial cells using the RNA-Seq approach. Journal of Applied Toxicology, 37 (10):1162-1173. doi: 10.1002/jat.3471.
Xiao, W., Chan, C. W. H., Fan, Y., Leung, D. Y. P., Xia, W., He, Y., & Tang, L. (2017). Symptom clusters in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma during radiotherapy. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 28, 7-13. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2017.02.004.
Chan, C. W. H., Law, B. M. H., So, W. K. W., Chow, K. M., & Waye, M. M. Y. (2017). Novel strategies on personalised medicine for breast cancer treatment: An update. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 18 (11), pii: E2423. doi: 10.3390/ijms18112423.
Chan, C. W. H., Choi, K. C., Wong, R. S., Chow, K. M., So, W. K. W., Leung, D. Y. P., & Goggins, W. (2016). Examining the cervical screening behaviour of women aged 50 or above and its predicting factors: A population-based survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13 (12), 1195. doi:10.3390/ijerph13121195.
Chan, C. W. H., Wong, R. S., Law, P. T. W., Wong, J. J. L., Tsui, S. W. K., Tang, W. P. Y., & Sit, J. W. H. (2016). Environmental factors associated with altered gut microbiota in children with eczema: A systematic review. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. doi: 10.3390/ijms17071147.
Chan, C. W. H., Tsui, S. K. W., Law, B. M. H., So, W. K. W., Tang, F. W. K., & Wong, C. L. (2016). The utilisation of the immune system in lung cancer treatment: Beyond chemotherapy. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17 (3), 286. doi: doi:10.3390/ijms17030286.
Xiao, W., Chow, K. M., So, W. K. W., Leung, D. Y. P., & Chan, C. W. H. (2016). The effectiveness of psychoeducational intervention on managing symptom clusters in patients with cancer: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Cancer Nursing, 39 (4), 279-291.
Chan, C. W. H., Yang, S. B., Gu, C., Wang, X., & Tao, L. (2015). Perception of cervical cancer risk and screening behavior: A literature review. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 26 (1), 2-18.
Chan, C. W. H., Lam, L. W., Li, C. K., Cheung, J. S. S., Cheng, K. K. F., Chik, K. W., & Tang, W. P. Y. (2015). Feasibility of psychoeducational interventions in managing Chemotherapy-Associated Nausea and Vomiting (CANV) in paediatric oncology patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19 (2), 182-190.
Chan, C. W. H., Choi, K. C., Chien, W. T., Cheng, K. K. F., Goggins, W., So, W. K. W., & Li, C. K. (2014). Health-related quality-of-life and psychological distress of young adult survivors of childhood cancer in Hong Kong. Psycho-Oncology, 23 (2), 229-236.
Chan, C. W. H., Chui, Y. Y., Chair, S. Y., Sham, M. M. K., Lo, R. S. K., Ng, C. S. M., & Lai, D. C. Y. (2014). The evaluation of a palliative care programme for people suffering from life-limiting diseases. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23, 113-123.
Chan, C. W. H., Tam, W., Cheng, K. K. F., Chui, Y. Y., So, W. K. W., Mok, T., & Berry, D. L. (2011). Piloting Electronic Self Report Symptom Assessment - Cancer (ESRA-C) in Hong Kong: A mixed-method approach. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15 (4), 325-334.
Chan, C. W. H., Richardson, A., & Richardson, J. (2011). Managing symptoms in patients with advanced lung cancer during radiotherapy: Results of a psychoeducational randomised controlled trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 41 (2), 347-357.