Vanderstichelen, Steven

Steven Vanderstichelen graduated in 2014 as a MSc. in Sociology at Ghent University. In 2015 he joined the End-of-Life Care Research Group at the VUB. He works as a doctoral researcher on the INTEGRATE project, specialising in volunteering work in palliative care. He is also a Steering Group member of the EAPC’s Task Force on Volunteering in Hospice and Palliative Care.

Vivekananada, Kitty

Kitty Vivekananda, PhD lectures in counselling and psychology at Monash University. Her research interests include end of life conversations and grief and loss.

Walpole, Grace

Dr Grace Walpole is a Palliative Medicine Specialist at Eastern Health in Melbourne, with research interests in women's health, consumer-lead initiatives and person-centered health care.

Wang, Shih-Ju

Ms. Shih-Ju Wang is now the Section Chief of Planning Office, Zhongxing Branch, Taipei City Hospital. Ms. Shih-Ju Wang majored in hospital management, and is devoted to hospital administration for more than 20 years. In recent years, Ms. Shih-Ju Wang is dedicated to community medical services such as providing home care and promoting Compassionate Community. To deal with the ageing society in the future and to improve the quality of medical care for elder patients, Ms. Shih-Ju Wang assisted planning and promoted age-friendly priority care clinics which was SNQ(Symbol of national Quality )-certified.

Wegleitner, Klaus

Klaus Wegleitner studied sociology, social studies of science, philosophy and political science in Vienna and Graz (Austria) and habilitated in the field of public health and end-of-life care. As an Associate Professor at the Department of Palliative Care and Organizational Ethics at the University in Graz he teaches in the master programme for applied ethics. His research interests are addressing the need for developing and transforming health care systems and societal care networks in elderly and end-of-life care. Interlinking end-of life care and public health perspectives, questions about social justice, the democratization of care and sustainability characterize his international activities in researching, teaching and publishing (e.g. co-edited the anthology “Compassionate Communities. Case studies from Britain and Europe” with Katharina Heimerl and Allan Kellehear). A major aspect of his research and consulting is to promote and develop culture of hospice care in organizations and regions, as well as to strengthen community and citizen led end of life care (Compassionate Communities). Areas of research: Public health and end-of life care, sociology of health, aging and dying, community development in end-of-life care, ethics of care, organizational and communal ethics, organizational development in social- and health care systems, transdisciplinary and participatory health research, sustainable development and caring societies.

Wells, Ray

Werrebrouck, Benjamin

Benjamin has a MSc in Political Sciences (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Business Economics (Ghent University). He started his career in politics as a parliamentary adviser. In 2015, he joined the End-of-Life Care Research Group. He is responsible for all knowledge transfer, implementation and dissemination activities. Together with prof Joachim Cohen, Benjamin is a member of the steering group behind the Brussels Compassionate University initiative.

Wiese, Michele

Michele Wiese is Lecturer in the Master of Professional Psychology and Master of Clinical Psychology program at Western Sydney University, Australia. For over ten years her research has focussed on end-of-life care for people with intellectual disability and she currently manages a number of research projects on this topic, engaging with researchers in Australia and internationally, the non-government disability sector, and government departments. Michele serves on the editorial board of two international scientific journals, is Honorary Associate with the Centre for Disability Research and Policy at the University of Sydney, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability.

Williams, Jessie

Jessie Williams is the CEO of The Groundswell Project (GSP). GSP's purpose is to create a more death literate society, one where people and communities have the practical know-how needed to plan well and respond to dying death and grief. This means transforming end of life conversations into deep community engagement and social action.

Williams, Lisa

Lisa Williams is a research fellow and member of the Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group. Her research interests include the use of digital media as a research method, the creative dissemination of research findings to non-traditional academic audiences and co-creating research with people with dementia.

Willis, Laine

Wiltshire, Jennifer

Dr Jennifer Wiltshire is a senior Clinician in Palliative Medicine and conjoint lecturer of medicine at UNSW, with over 20 years’ experience in Palliative Care. She has successfully developed services across all settings and in the last 20 years has been successful in securing government funding to open and develop 3 Palliative Care Units, build community and hospital consultative services and expand the workforce to start meeting the demand for services in SSWLHD. She manages the resources to provide care which is integrated across all settings, community, acute hospital and palliative care units. Her most recent service development role has been in establishing a 20 bed palliative care ward and expanded community service and consult service with the vision of Ward Without Walls to reflect a service philosophy which reduces blocks and lack of access for patients and their families. This service is unique in that more than 40% of patients do not have cancer reflecting the service providing care according to patient need, rather than historic disease patterns and is host to a unique partnership and MOU between Liverpool Palliative care and The Groundswell Project focusing on Arts in Health.

Woods, John

John Woods is a postgraduate student researcher based at the Western Australian Centre for Rural Health within The University of Western Australia. He qualified originally in medicine, and undertook much of his post-graduate clinical training in the Top End of the Northern Territory, where a high proportion of healthcare clientele are Aboriginal Australians.
Currently, he is completing a PhD using a large multijurisdictional dataset provided by the Australian Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) to investigate the quality and equity of specialist palliative care provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the end of life.
Cognisant that he no longer works at the ‘coal face’ of healthcare, he is very conscious of the need for collaboration and communication between the broader community, service providers and researchers in promoting the public’s health.

Woung, Lin-Chung

1. Education Background:
PhD. Kitasato University, School of Medicine ,Japan.
M.D. School of medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan.
2. Current position:
Prime Deputy Superintendent, Taipei City Hospital.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University.
Professor of Medical Management, National Yang-Ming University.
Professor of Health Care Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences.
President, Taiwan Value-based Healthcare Society
Councilor at Large, The Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology.
Chief Director, The Ophthalmology Society of Taiwan.
Chief Director, Taiwan Society of Health Promoting Hospitals.
Chief Director, Taiwan Care For All Association.
3. Past Appointments:
President, The Ophthalmology Society of Taiwan.
President, Taiwan Academy of Ophthalmology.
President, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress 2016.
Superintendent, Taipei City Hospital , Renai Branch.
Superintendent, Taipei Municipal Zhongxing Hospital.
4. Field of Interest:
Neuro Ophthalmology / Cataract / Macular Degeneration.
Medical Management.
Home-based medical care / Teleophthalmology.

Wu, Shu-Wen

Ms. Shu-Wen Wu has served in Developing and Planning Center, Taipei City Hospital for more than 10 years. Ms. Shu-Wen Wu is a member of Compassionate Community Promotion Committee in Taipei City Hospital. By integrating the resources from the hospital and the community, Ms. Shu-Wen Wu tried her best to interact with people in the community.

Yeh, Te-Chun

Present position:
Superintendent, Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Associate professor, Surgical Department, School of Medicine, National Taiwan University. Taiwan, R.O.C
Research interest
2.Neurointensive care.
3.Cerebral Monitoring.
4.Palliative care in ICU.
Research project
1.Non-invasive method to estimate intracranial pressure
2.Auto-control of sedatives use in intensive care unit
3.Cerebral autotregulation in severe head injury
4.Quality of life in traumatic brain injury
5.Palliative care in End of life

Yu, Wen-Ruey

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