Theresa Tze-kwan Lai, DHSc, IMDHA, MIFA, RM, RN, FHKAN

The Jockey Club Home for Hospice, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Theresa T K Lai is a Nurse Consultant of the Jockey Club Home for Hospice in Hong Kong. She graduated from the School of Nursing of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and received her Master of Nursing and Doctor of Health Science in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She became a registered nurse, registered midwife, qualified aromatherapist (IFA), clinical hypnotherapist (IMDHA), fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (Education & Research - Education)(Medical Nursing - Palliative), and specialized in palliative care.

As an experienced palliative care nurse with extensive training exposure in Hong Kong and United Kingdom, Dr. Lai is an expert in handling terminally ill patients and their family members using holistic approaches. She has designed and delivered a range of nurse training programs at different levels. She was elected as chairperson of Hong Kong Palliative Nursing Association, and vice-president of Hong Kong College of Medical Nursing. She has extensive research experience in aromatherapy, meaning-focused intervention, and palliative-related issues. The current research interests of Dr. Lai include physical therapies, mind-body interventions, psycho-oncology and non-cancer palliative care.

Dr. Lai joined the Jockey Club Home for Hospice, which under the management of the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, in January 2018. She now focuses on advanced clinical practice, education and training, clinical research, and service development of palliative care in the Hong Kong.