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Alina Yee Man NG

Dr Alina Ng is currently a Research Assistant Professor at School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong (HKU).  She is a registered nurse who obtained her BSN, MSc (Nursing), and PhD degrees in School of Nursing from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Alina has worked in academic institutions and hospitals with clinical experiences in cardiac care, oncology care, hospice and palliative care.  She completed the Post-registration Certificate Course in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing from the Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies, Hospital Authority in 2012.   

Her research interests focus on transitional care, palliative and end of life care for people suffering from advanced diseases and for those with complex care needs moving between locations of care, such as from hospital to home.  She has conducted the first clinical trial in palliative care to non-cancer patients in Hong Kong.  She also participated in a collaborative research project in Scotland in 2016, which is about cross cultural comparison of end-of-life clinical decision-making. 

Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
Lawrence Ho Fund, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom Cross cultural end-of-life clinical decision-making: A comparison of views and experiences of physicians in the referrals of end-stage organ failure patients for palliative care between Hong Kong and Scotland, United Kingdom. 316,902 (£30,000)
  • Transitional care
  • Palliative care
  • End-of-life care
  • Clinical decision making
  1. Ng AY, Wong FK. Effects of a home-based palliative heart failure program on quality of life, symptom burden, satisfaction and caregiver burden: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2018 Jan;55(1):1-11. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.07.047
  2. Wong FK, So C, Ng AY, Lam PT, Ng JS, Ng NH, Chau J, Sham MM. Cost-effectiveness of a transitional home-based palliative care program for patients with end-stage heart failure. Palliative medicine. 20117 Apr 24;32(2):476-84. Available from: doi:10.1177/0269216317706450 
  3. Wong FK, Ng AY, Lee PH, Lam PT, Ng JS, Ng NH, Sham MM. Effects of a transitional palliative care model on patients with end-stage heart failure: a randomised controlled trial. Heart. 2016 Mar 11;102(14):1100-8. Available from: doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308638
  4. Ng AY, Wong FK, Lee PH. Effects of a transitional palliative care model on patients with end-stage heart failure: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Mar 31;17:173. Available from: doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1303-7
2018-now Member, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
2017-now Member, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
2014-now Member, Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network