Donna is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, with appointments in the Faculty of Medicine and University of Limerick. Donna has worked as a staff nurse, nursing supervisor, senior hospital administrator, media commentator, educator, researcher, and professor in Alberta, British Columbia, New Zealand, Texas, and Ireland. Donna’s research program focuses on health services and health policy; primarily in relation to aging, ageism, and end-of-life care. Her work is oriented to myth busting, to ensure effective and accessible healthcare services for older and younger people. Her investigations often involve population data and mixed-methods research. She has over 300 articles, books, book chapters, and other peer-reviewed communications in print. She is frequently and widely consulted for expert commentary on aging, end-of-life care, health policy, healthcare services, and health system trends and issues.
Dr. Bush is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine, practicing for 15 years. He graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo in 2004, with an MD. Prior education: BS Pharmacy 1994 and MBA 1996 from Buffalo; starting as a medic (& later LPN) in the US Army Reserve in 1988. Post-residency Fellowship at National Institutes of Health. Prior Medical Director for Frederick Memorial Hospital Pain and Supportive Care Services & Hospice of Frederick County (obtaining Joint Commission Certification for Inpatient Palliative Care Service), received US national recognition in 2015 with Circle of Life Citation of Honor for Excellence in Hospice and Palliative Care. Currently an Academic Editor and Palliative Care Section Chief for the online journal Medicine. Since 2016, Dr. Bush has been Chief Medical Officer for Hospice of the Chesapeake & Chesapeake Palliative Medicine. He is the CEO for Hospiceandpalliativeboardreview.com.
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Charmaine Attard currently is the general manager of Hilltop Gardens, an appointment given to her in 2017. In 2015 Mrs Attard joined AX Holdings as Director of Care of Hilltop Gardens overseeing care given both in the care home and in the apartments. Mrs Attard is also holds a part time assistant senior lecturer post at the University of Malta where she teaches nursing students within the Faculty of Health sciences. In 2006 she went on to become Operations Manager and in 2009 left long term care and took up the post of Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Mater Dei Hospital where in 2013 Mrs Attard was given the post of Director of Care at Karin Grech Rehabilitation hospital. In 1999 she went on into long term care, where she managed a private home for the elderly
Mohammed Abduh Alshaqi is a Consultant and Head of Palliative Medicine, division of Oncology Department at Prince Sultan Military Medical City at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He completed his MBBS from King Saud University 1992/1993, Arab Board of Family Medicine 2001, then Palliative Care from Canada and King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center at 2006 and 2008. He is a member of many affiliations and societies like American Academy of Family Physicians and Saudi Society of Family and Community Medicine since 2001. In addition to that, he is a Member of Middle East Academy of Medicine of Aging (MEAMA) since 2003, Member of International Association for Hospice and Palliative care since 2006, Member of Saudi Oncology Society since 2008, member of Saudi Pain Society since 2009, Member of Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) for Medical Education Research Program (MERC) since 2011, and Member of Arab Society of palliative care since 2014 till present. Dr. Alshaqi is a trainer and external examiner of Palliative Medicine of Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and Acting director of Saudi Society of Palliative Care since 2013 till present.
Dee Sissons joined Rainbows Hospice as CEO in June 2018, after working as Director of nursing for Marie Curie Cancer Care for five years. Her career that spans commissioning acute services and the independent sector, and she has represented nursing and end-of-life care at the board and national levels across the UK. Dee continues to plays a key role in nursing leadership, and is an active council member at the Royal College of Nursing. She is passionate about developing others and brings a wealth of knowledge about practice development and professional standards. Unafraid of a challenge, she has recently embarked on a professional doctorate bringing the nursing voice to the debate on excellence and nursing care in the palliative care sector. She is also a Florence Nightingale leadership scholar.
Donald Moss, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, at Saybrook University. Dr. Moss is president of the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH) and has been president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB). He is a fellow of APA, SCEH, and AAPB, and is a current delegate to both APA's Council of Representatives and the Council of Delegates for the International Society for Hypnosis. He is a member of the board of BCIA and serves as the ethics chair and international certification chair for BCIA.
Dr. Jens Papke is specialist in palliative medicine and tumor therapy, consultant physician in oncology and palliative medicine in Sebnitz hospital, member of working group palliative medicine of German Society of Hematology and Oncology. In 2009 he was a founding member of working group palliative medicine of German Cancer Society. He was a reviewer for journal and honorary professor for Palliative Care at Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Westsaechsische Hochschule Zwickau, Germany. He also served as a Member of Editorial board of “Journal of Palliative Care and Nursing“ and Review committee of journal “Chemotherapy”. He has About 80 scientific publications, recensions in oncology and palliative care, points of scientific interest: palliative care, home care, outpatient palliative medicine.
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Shao-Yi Cheng is an Associate professor of Department of Family Medicine in National Taiwan University. She is also serving as a Director of Health Center, National Taiwan University. She is an Editor-in-Chief at Taiwan Journal of Hospice Palliative Care and she was a Director at United Daily News for employees, Taipei. She also an Attending physician of Department of Family Medicine at National Taiwan University Hospital and she is playing as a Secretary- general in Taiwan Johns Hopkins Alumni Club. Professional Memberships in Taiwan Association of Family Medicine, Taiwan Academy of Hospice Palliative Medicine, Taiwan Association of International Health.
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Syed Qamar Abbas is Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Clare Hospice, Essex. Qamar has published original and review, in various Medical journals. His papers included his work on topical opioids, allergy to opioids, ethical issues and spirituality in palliative care. He also reviews papers for international medical journals. Qamar has presented at various national and international conferences on topics of Palliative care. Qamar is appointed University of Cambridge Senior Clinical Tutor. He is also a visiting lecturer for Muhammad Medical College, Pakistan. He is on editorial board of two medical journals. Qamar has organised and taught on many Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of General Practitioners accredited meetings since 2003. Qamar’s special interest is Medical Ethics. He has served on Research Ethics committee and he currently serves on Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee. Qamar also served on APM’s central committee for 2 years and organised 2 national conferences. He currently provides clinical supervision to trainee doctors and chairs Hospice Education and Medicine Management working groups.
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Sibel Dogan is an academician in the Istanbul Medipol University. She is the head of the Elderly Care Program, the coordinator of palliative care courses and consultant of the palliative care workshop in the university. She has academic experience for 14 years. After her masters degree in psychiatric nursing, her doctorate work focused on psycho-oncology. She received her Ph.D. degree in 2012. She currently provides psychosocial support services for adult cancer patients and their families in the oncology departmant. She has participated in many studies about hospices in USA, Canada and European Countries. She teaches in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programs related to palliative care and end of life problems, health psychology, geriatric psychiatry, mental health, psychiatric nursing, interpersonal communication and psycho-oncology. Dr. Dogan is currently member of the Ethical Committee in the Istanbul Medipol University.
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She is currently work as a Dean of Faculty of Health Science and Head of Department of Nursing in Atilm University, Ankara, Turkey. She had a founder dean Faculty of Health Science in stinye University. Director of Nursing of MLPCare between 2016-2018. She has published more than 90 papers, 20 grant projects, eight books as an editor and author, and more than 120 presentation in the national and international. She is also invited speaker more than 60 congress and symposium. She has been working as a Director of Nursing Services at Hacettepe University Hospitals between 2012-2016 and Founding Dean of Faculty of Nursing. She is member of national and international nurse’s organizations such as INDEN and Sigma Theta Tau.
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