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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$)
Health and Medical Research Fund A study to understand goals of care communication with advanced heart failure patients, families, and healthcare providers in hospital setting: Establishing a clinically applicable framework 100,000
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU Family perspectives on the quality of home-based supportive and palliative care for paediatric patients suffering from life-threatening illness 150,000
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 AYM,  Takemura N, Xu X., Smith R., Kwok JYY, Cheung DST, Lin CC. The effects of advance care planning intervention on nursing home residents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2022 Apr. Available from: org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104276
  2. Ganotice Jr FA, Chan SSC, Chow AYM, Fan KKH, Khoo US, King RB, Lam MPS, Luk P, Ng AYM, Wang MN, Yeung SSS, Tipoe GL. What factors facilitate interprofessional collaboration outcomes in interprofessional education? A multi-level perspective. Nurse Education Today. 2022 May. Available from: org/10.1016/j.nedt.2022.105393
  3. Cheung DS, Takemura N, Smith R, Yeung WF, Xu X, Ng AY, Lee SF, Lin CC. Effect of qigong for sleep disturbance-related symptom clusters in cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine. 2021 Sep;85:108-122. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2021.06.036
  4. Cheung DS, Takemura N, Chau PH, Ng AY, Xu X, Lin CC. Exercise levels and preferences on exercise counselling and programming among older cancer survivors: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 2021 May 11:S1879-4068(21)00110-7. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.jgo.2021.05.002
  5. 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
  6. 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 
  7. 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
  8. 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