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We provide a platform between researchers, disaster practitioners, healthcare professionals and students for expertise exchange, collaboration and policy discussion.

Publications & Research

The HKJCDPRI Publications Section contains collaborative researches and publications with our partners and renowned academic institutions, and other research and development projects related to disaster preparedness and response.

The Guidelines section contains our selected collection of technical information, operational guidelines and useful tools for disaster management.

The Blog sub-section provides a platform where our team and peers share news and updates, as well as opinions and experiences in building disaster preparedness for the communities.

 

The blog posts are written by the author in his own personal capacity / affiliation stated. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the post belong solely to the author and does not necessarily represent those of Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute.

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2020

Dementia_Care
29/10/2020

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

  經驗分享:許思思 (認知障礙症患者照顧者) 專家分享:陳燕妮 (呼吸微笑身心正念中心臨床心理學家)   認知障礙症是腦部慢慢退化的過程,患者最初會出現記憶較差,日常自理及生活逐漸會出現困難,例如:會忘記熄火、關水喉、食藥等日常瑣事,甚至乎會忘記回家的路。另外,患者的語言能力、計算思考分析都會出現困難。患者亦可能會出現性情的改變,如他們的脾氣可能會變得暴躁,情緒也可能會比較波動,甚至出現幻覺。   在2019新型冠狀病毒病的期間,不少為認知障礙症患者提供的專業訓練服務都受到疫情影響而被迫暫停,許多患者需要長時間留在家中而減少訓練。部分患者的家人,可能會發現患者的反應會比之前變慢,甚至出現呆滯的情況。相信不少的照顧者都會擔心家中的親人可能會在疫情期間加速退化。   究竟在疫情之中,照顧者怎樣可以安全地留在家中,但又能夠幫助患者維持一定程度的訓練呢?我們向認知障礙症患者照顧者許思思女士了解,並徵詢呼吸微笑身心正念中心臨床心理學家陳燕妮女士的專業意見。  
29/10/2020

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

  經驗分享:許思思 (認知障礙症患者照顧者) 專家分享:陳燕妮 (呼吸微笑身心正念中心臨床心理學家)   2019新型冠狀病毒病疫情影響著我們每一個人,即使我們並沒有染上疫症,也影響著我們每天的生活。照顧患有認知障礙症的親屬,想必會在疫情期間遇到不少壓力,而照顧者在注意患者的需要時,亦需要照顧好自己的需要,讓自己有休息的空間和時間,保持正面的態度以應付每天的生活。我們特別邀請認知障礙症患者照顧者許思思女士及呼吸微笑身心正念中心臨床心理學家陳燕妮女士分享疫情中的挑戰,希望照顧者學懂照顧自己,並同樣獲得關注。   臨床心理學家陳燕妮給我們寳貴的建議:「照顧者能夠學懂照顧自己是第一步,了解自己的需要,學習欣賞自己,亦需要接受自己的能力也有限制。當我們能夠好好照顧自己,我們便能夠冷靜分析那些是患者的需要,而那些其實是自己的需要。在照顧的過程之中,我們亦慢慢能夠放鬆下來,觀察患者時可能更加客觀。」  
Vaccine_DPRI
22/10/2020
Dr. Jimmy Chan With thousands of micro-organisms -such as bacteria and viruses in the environment, we are all vulnerable to infection.  The skin and mucous membrane are the first barriers to protect us from the invasion of these micro-organisms. If the microbes successfully colonize through these broken barriers, our body will initiate an inflammatory response (red, swelling, pain and heat in that area) to counteract the invasion. Blood flow will increase in that region and will bring white blood cells and macrophages to clear up the invaders. However, if this mechanism fails, our body immune system will be stimulated to generate high power defense against these micro-organisms.  
IDDRR
09/10/2020

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

[This article is only available in Chinese.]

每年10月13日為聯合國的「國際減災日」,目的為提高世界各國對防災減災的意識,並藉此鼓勵各國在《2015-2030仙台減災綱領》(Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction)下,邁向減低因災害而造成全球損失的目標。   今年國際減災日的主題為Disaster Risk Governance,意即呼籲各國繼續提高減災的「治理能力」。聯合國秘書長減災事務特別代表(Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction and Head of UNDRR)水鳥真美(Mami Mizutori)在介紹今年國際減災日主題時,指出良好的治理包括清晰的(減災)遠景、執行計劃、以科學為行動依據、有能力及被賦予相稱權力及職能的機構。 [1]   「治理」這個議題可能對大多數人來說太遙遠。然而用心想想,當今年人類面對COVID-19--- 一種比颱風地震造成更深遠影響的人畜共通傳染病(Zoonotic Diseases)時,我們其實也對災害治理有了更深的體會。   防疫工作的有效性,關鍵在於政府對新病毒的態度、決策部門與科學及醫療界別的合作、保障公共衛生而立法及實施的適時性及相關性、政府與民間(包括非政府組織)的互信及協調的有效性等。疫情的控制反映減災治理是否有效,而且效果是顯而易見的,經歷過COVID-19,相信社會及個人都對所在地區的減災治理能夠有深入的分析及看法。  

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