THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF KOREA, COLLEGE OF NURSING, RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE

WHO Collaborating Centre for Training in Hospice & Palliative Care

DIRECTOR

Gyungjoo Lee

STAFF

Hye-lyung Hwang

TERMS OF REFERENCE

In collaboration with WHO, support the development and delivery of training in palliative care.

Contribute to WHO’s work on building understanding and good practice on spirituality issues in palliative care.

ANNUAL REPORT 2019

Participants of the 3rd International training program pose for a group photo during the closing ceremony

As the sole WHO Collaborating Centre for Hospice and Palliative Care in the Western Pacific Region, our centre continues to deliver local and international workforce training programs in developing human resources for hospice and palliative care. We are currently preparing to host a training program in Mongolia for doctors and nurses in May. In addition to offering professional training programs on a regular basis, we hosted the 12th International Spirituality Conference in October last year. Held under the theme “Healing Presence in an Abandoned Society,” the conference, which was held in Seoul, emphasized the important aspects of spirituality and spiritual practices in our current society. In late November, we also had a chance to participate in the Third Regional Forum of WHO Collaborating Centres in the Western Pacific-held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-to learn from other collaborating centres on their ongoing efforts to tackle multiple global health challenges and to share our experiences as well.

    • Cobb, M., Puchalski, C. M., & Rumbold, B. D. (2018). Healthcare Yŏngsŏng 3 [Oxford textbook of spirituality in healthcare] (J. Yong, J. Park, J. Kim, H. Kim, Y. Lee, J. Cho., & H. Lee, Trans.). Seoul: The Catholic University of Korea Press. (Original work published 2012)
    • Yong, J., Park, J., Kim, J., Kim, P., Seo, I., & Lee, H. (2018). The Effects of Holy Name Meditation on Spiritual Well-being, Depression, and Anxiety of Patients with Cancer. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 20(4), 368-376. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000451
    • Centeno, C., Sitte, T., de Lima, L., Alsirafy, S., Bruera, E., Callaway, M., … Comoretto, N. (2018). White Paper for Global Palliative Care Advocacy: Recommendations from a PAL-LIFE Expert Advisory Group of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21(10), 1389-1397. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0248
    • Puchalski, C. M., Sbrana, A., Ferrell, B., Jafari, N., King, S., Balboni, T., … Ripamonti, C. (2018). Interprofessional spiritual care in oncology: a literature review, ESMO Open 2019;4: doi: 10.1136/esmoopen-2018-000465
    • 12th International Spirituality Conference – Healing Presence in an Abandoned Society (October 26, 2018)

    • 4th International Hospice & Palliative Care Workforce Training (May 27-31, 2019)
    • 5th International Hospice & Palliative Care Workforce Training (TBA, 2020)