Professor CHAN Yue Lai, Helen

Associate Professor


Tel (852) 3943 8099
Email helencyl@cuhk.edu.hk
Education & Qualifications
RN, BSN(Hons), PhD
Research Interests End-of-life care
Palliative care needs
Chronic illness and long-term care
Geriatric care
Nursing ethics
Researcher ID/ Publons ID A-4501-2015
ORCID 0000-0003-4038-4654
Scopus ID 8847170300

Biography

Professor Helen Chan’s research interests focus on end-of-life care, gerontology as well as care ethics. She has conducted a number of research projects on promoting palliative and end-of-life care, especially advance care planning, among older adults and people with advanced progressive diseases. She received the Association of Commonwealth Universities Titular Fellowships – Hong Kong Jockey Club Fellowship in 2017, Young Investigator Awards at the 5th Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium in 2008 and at the 19th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress in 2012 in recognition of her outstanding research capabilities.

Currently, Professor Chan is an editorial board member of Journal of Nursing Ethics and Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics. She is also a co-opt member of the Education Committee of the Nursing Council of Hong Kong and a council member of the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology. Moreover, she has been appointed as Honorary Advisor of Elderly Service of the Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association, the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing and the Jockey Club CADENZA Hub, and Associate Professor (by courtesy) of the CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing.

Awards, Honours, and Achievements

Research Awards

  • Best Poster Award, 13th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference, Indonesia (2019)
  • ACU Titular Fellowships 2017 – Hong Kong Jockey Club Fellowship, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (2017)
  • Best Poster Award, International Society of Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care Conference, Canada (2017)
  • Best Poster Award, 13th International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation, Singapore (2017)
  • Young Investigator Award, 19th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress (2012)
  • Young Investigator Award, ENABLE International Symposium and 5th Hong Kong Palliative Care Symposium (2008)
External Service
Honourary Academic/ Clinical Appointments
  • Visiting Professor, School of Nursing, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Associate Professor (by courtesy), CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing
  • Honorary Advisor (End-of-life care), Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation
  • Honorary Advisor, Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing
  • Honorary Advisor, Jockey Club CADENZA Hub
  • Honorary Advisor, Nursing Research Committee, United Christian Hospital
Editorial Service
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Nursing Ethics
  • Editorial Board Member, Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Professional & Community Service
  • Member, Education Subcommittee, Hong Kong Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
  • Co-opt Member, Education Committee, Nursing Council of Hong Kong
  • Council Member, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology
Grants

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

Funding BodyProject Title
Children’s Cancer Foundation - Peter Nash Paediatric Oncology Research GrantExploration of Palliative Care Needs of Pediatric Patients with Cancer and Their Families
Children's Cancer FoundationFeasibility and effects of a structured web-based support group for adolescents with cancer: A pilot study
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
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundEffects of a structured advance care planning guide among patients with advanced illness in hospital care settings: a stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial
Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research FundMeasuring Self-efficacy for Caregiving of Caregivers of Patients with Palliative Care Needs: Validating of the Caregiver Inventory
Food and Health BureauProvision of Training Service for Regularised Dementia Community Support Scheme
Health Care and Promotion FundBaby Boomers at the Gate: Creating a Path to Healthy and Productive Aging using Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Health Care and Promotion FundDevelopment of micro-movies to empower senior citizens in advance care planning
Health and Medical Research FundPromoting advance care planning in persons with early dementia and their family caregivers in the community
Health Care and Promotion FundDevelopment of Multimedia Interventions to Promote Breast Cancer Prevention among South Asians Women in Hong Kong
Public Policy Research Funding SchemeA study on the development of palliative and end-of-life care services in Hong Kong
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
Research Grants Council - General Research FundEffects of a Motivational Interviewing Tailored Programme for Promoting Advance Care Planning Behaviours among Patients with Palliative Care Needs: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Research Grants Council - General Research FundEffects of a video-supported nurse-led advance care planning on end-of-life decision making among frail geriatric patients: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial
Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant for the 2019-22 Triennium, CUHKExperiential Learning of End-of-Life Care through Immersive Virtual Reality
The British Council – BRICKS Social Innovation Research Collaboration Platform 2019Develop an Culturally-sensitive Theory-driven Advance Care Planning Game for Chinese Community-dwelling older adults
The British Council – BRICKS Social Innovation Research Collaboration Platform 2019Engaging Persons with Early Dementia and Their Family Caregivers in Advance Care Planning in the Community: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
Tung Wah Group of HospitalsEvaluation on the Effectiveness of Community Palliative Care Support Project

Selected Publications

Publication
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, doi; 10.1111/jan.14017.
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 programs. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 362. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4192-0.
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.
Chan, H. Y. L., Chui, K., Ho, F., Hui, E., Wong, B., Bowes, A., Kwok, T. Dementia care workforce: Hong Kong and the train-the-trainer approach. Open Access Government. https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/train-the-trainer-approach/75147/.
Chan, H. Y. L., Ho, F. K. Y., Chui, K. C. M., Hui, E., Wong, B., Chong, Y. Y., Bowes, A., Kwok, T. C. Y. (in press) Capacity building for dementia care in community care services: a mixed methods approach. BMC Geriatrics.
Chan, H. Y. L., Lee, D. T. F., Woo, J. (2019). Diagnosing Gaps in the Development of Palliative and End-of-Life Care: A Qualitative Exploratory Study, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (1), 151. doi:10.3390/ijerph17010151.
Chan, H. Y. L., So, W. K. W., Aboo, G., Sham, A. S. Y., Fung, G. S. C., Law, W. S. L., Wong, H. L. H., Chau, C. L. T., Tsang, L. F., Wong, C. S. Y., Chair, S. Y. (2019). Understanding the needs of nurse preceptors in acute hospital care setting: A mixed method study. Nurse Education in Practice 38, 112-119. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.06.013.
Kwok, J.Y.Y., Kwan, J.C.Y., Auyeung, M., Mok, V.C.T., Lau, C.K.Y., Choi, K.C., Chan, H. Y. L. (2019). Effects of mindfulness yoga versus stretching and resistance training exercises on physio-psycho-spiritual outcomes for people with Parkinson’s disease. JAMA Neurology, doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.0534.
Leung, D.Y.P., Chan, H. Y. L., Yau, S.Z.M., Chiu, P.K.C., Tang, F.W.K.., Kwan, J.S.K. (2019). A video-supported nurse-led advance care planning on end-of-life decision making among frail geriatric patients: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75 (6), 1360-1369. doi.org/10.1111/jan.13959.
Lin, C. P., Cheng, S. Y., Mori, M., Suh, S. Y., Chan, H. Y. L., Martina, D., ... , Chiu, T. Y. (2019). 2019 Taipei Declaration on Advance Care Planning: A Cultural Adaptation of End-of-Life Care Discussion. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 22 (10), 1175-1177.

Lin, C. P., Cheng, S. Y., Mori, M., Yeon, S. S., Chan, H. Y. L., Diah, M., ..et al. (2019). 2019 Taipei Declaration on Advance Care Planning: A cultural adaptation of end of life care discussion. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 22 (10), 1175-1177.
Ngan, O. M. Y., Bergstresser, S. M., Sanip, S., Emdadul Haque, A. T. M., Chan, H. Y. L., Au, D. K. S. (2019). Cultural considerations in forgoing enteral tube-feeding: A comparison between the Hong Kong Chinese, North American, and Malaysian Islamic patients with advanced dementia at the end-of-life. Developing World Bioethics, doi: 10.1111/dewb.12239.
Wong, M.M.H., So, W.K.W., Choi, K.C., Cheung, R., Chan, H. Y. L., Sit, J.W.H., Ho, B., Li, F., Lee, T.Y., Chair, S.Y. (2019). Malnutrition risks and their associated factors among home-living older Chinese adults in Hong Kong: hidden problems in an affluent Chinese community. BMC Geriatrics, 19 (1), 138-149. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1148-5.
Chan, H. Y. L., Cheng, A., Cheung, S. S. S., Pang, W. W., Ma, W. Y., Mok, L. C., Wong, W. K., Lee, T. F. D. (2018). Association between dehydration on admission and postoperative complications in older persons undergoing orthopaedic surgery. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 (19-20), 3679-3686. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14336.
Chan, H. Y. L., Ng, J. S. C., Chan, K. S., Chan, L. N., Ko, P. S., Leung, D. Y. P., Lee, I. F. K., Lee, D. T. F., Chan, C. W. H. (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.
Kwok, J. Y. Y., Auyeung, M., Chan, H. Y. L. (2018). Examining Factors Related to Health-Related Quality of Life in People With Parkinson's Disease. Rehabilitation Nursing, doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000179
Chan, H. Y. L., Chun, G. K. M., Man, C. W., Leung, E. M. F. (2018). Staff preparedness for providing palliative and end-of-life care in long-term care homes: Instrument development and validation. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. doi: 10.1111/ggi.13244
Kwok, J. Y. Y., Kwan, J. C. Y., Au Yeung, M., Mok, V. C. T., Chan H. Y. L. (2017). The effects of yoga versus stretching and resistance training exercises on psychological distress for people with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 18(1), 509. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-2223-x
Chan, H. Y. L., Yu, D. S. F., Leung, D. Y. P., Chan, A. W. K., & Hui, E. (2016). Quality of life and palliative care needs of elderly patients with advanced heart failure. Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 13(5), 420-424.
Kwok, J. Y., Choi, K. C., & Chan, H. Y. L. (2016). Effects of mind-body exercises on the physiological and psychosocial well-being of individuals with Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies Medicine, 29, 121-131.
Chan, H. Y. L., Lau, T. S. L., Ho, S. Y., Leung, D. Y. P., & Lee, D. T. F. (2016). The accuracy and acceptability of performing capillary blood glucose measurements at the earlobe. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(8), 1766-1773.
Ng, A. M. F., Leung, D. Y. P., & Chan, H. Y. L. (2016). Effects of advance care planning on knowledge, behaviour, and well-being of older adults: A systematic review. Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 11, 27-30.
Woo, J., Chan, H. Y. L., Chong, A. M. L., Zou, M., Chung, R. Y., & Kwok, T. (2015). Medical Ethical Principles may Drive Improvement of Quality of Dying in Hong Kong. Journal of Palliative Care and Medicine, 5, 227.
Chan, C. W. H., Chui, Y. Y., Chair, S. Y., Sham, M. M. K., Lo, R. S. K., Ng, C. S. M., Chan, H. Y. L., & Lai, D. C. Y. (2013). The evaluation of a palliative care programme for people suffering from life-limiting diseases in Hong Kong. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23, 113-123.
Chan, H. Y. L., Chui, Y. Y., Chan, C. W. H., Cheng, K. K. F., Shiu, A. T. Y., So, W. K. W., … Chan, M. M. F. (2014). Exploring the Influence of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Self-care among Chinese Cancer Patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(5), 445-451.
Chan, H. Y. L., Lee, L. H., & Chan, C. W. H. (2012). The perceptions and experiences of nurses and bereaved families towards bereavement care in an oncology unit. Supportive Care in Cancer, 21(6), 1551-1556.
Chan, H. Y. L., & Pang, S. M. C. (2011). Readiness of Chinese frail old age home residents to end-of-life care decision making. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20(9-10), 1454-1461.
Chan, H. Y. L., & Pang, S. M. C. (2010). Let Me Talk – an advance care planning programme for frail nursing home residents. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(21-22), 3073-3084.