Tharin Phenwan

Tharin Phenwan
University of Dundee · School of Health Sciences

MD, AFAMEE

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Introduction
Tharin is a lecturer, GP and PhD student at the University of Dundee. His research interests are: Palliative care, Advance Care Planning (ACP), Dementia, Qualitative research, Quality of Life, Medical Education.
Additional affiliations
November 2021 - November 2021
University of Dundee
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences. Research interests are: -Dementia -Palliative Care -Advance Care Planning -Medical Education -Quality of Life
May 2019 - September 2021
Walailak University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Assistant professor, Department of Clinical Medicine
September 2018 - September 2021
University of Dundee
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • PhD Student, School of Health Sciences
Education
September 2018 - September 2022
University of Dundee
Field of study
  • Dementia
June 2013 - May 2016
Phramongkutklao Hostpital
Field of study
  • Family Medicine
January 2006 - January 2012
Prince of Songkla University
Field of study
  • Medicine

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Publications (27)
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Background: To explore factors that influence quality of life (QOL) in patients receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT). Materials and Methods: In this sequential mixed methods study, 118 women from Songklanagarind Hospital were included. We used participants’ characteristics, Body Image Scale (BIS), and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy...
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Doing research with People with Dementia (PwD) can be challenging given that disease symptoms of anxiety, forgetfulness, and fluctuating mental capacity can make recruitment and data collection difficult. Once COVID-19 made face-to-face data collection impractical, using internet-based methods became an alternative option to continue with research....
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Background: This article demonstrates the innovative practice of using a card game to teach participants about Advance Care Planning (ACP) and palliative care in Thailand via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aims: To assess the feasibility of using online workshops to conduct sensitive topics of palliative care and death and dying. Methods: Th...
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Objective: To evaluate the quality of life (QoL) amongst Thai nasopharyngeal cancer patients (NCP) and identify associated factors with QoL. Methods: This study was based on secondary data from a cross-sectional study that aimed to develop the Thai version of functional assessment of cancer therapy with nasopharyngeal cancer subscale demographic...
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To estimate the prevalence of dementia among Thai elderly in the upper Southern region of Thailand, we performed a cross-sectional screening of all Thai older people from 2 areas of Nakhon Si Thammarat province: Tambon Baan Thungchon, Tha Sala district, and Moo 6 and 7 from Sichon district, from December 2016 to November 2017. Trained health volunt...
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Purpose of the review: To identify and assess factors that affect the decisions to initiate advance care planning (ACP) amongst people living with dementia (PwD). Methods: A narrative review was conducted. A keyword search of Medline, CINAHL PsycINFO, and Web of Sciences databases produced 22,234 articles. Four reviewers independently applying inc...
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Introduction: Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an agreement of preferred care between patients, family, and the health care team should the patient become incapacitated. However, ACP uptake and awareness is still low in Thailand. The Life Unlocking Card Game is an intervention that was conceived to use gamified element to raise ACP awareness. This st...
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Advance Directive (AD) is a medical agreement to ensure that patients' autonomy is respected. In Thailand, there has been Health Act Legislation to promote the use of a living will, a form of AD, since 2007. However, there is no assessment of its practicability yet. The objective of this study was to explore perceptions and attitudes to living will...
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Background Reflective practice (RP) plays a crucial role in encouraging learners to think critically and consciously about their performances. Providing constructive feedback can further enhance RP. But non-Western learners might face different learning barriers compared to learners in the West, where RP originated. Methods In this retrospective s...
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Objective: To understand the transition of changed body image after the diagnosis and surgery in women with breast cancer. Methods: Semi-structured interview and focus group with narrative approach. Thematic analysis was performed using methodological and investigator triangulation methods. Results: Participants’ body image transformation was ca...
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Appendix_1 – Supplemental material for Body image transformation after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in southern Thai women
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Context: Spirituality is the essence of a human being. Patients who have good spiritual well-being (SWB) will also have better quality of life. However, health-care providers usually under-assess this aspect due to lack of practical guideline. In Thailand, the validated survey came from a different cultural background and was heavily based on Buddh...
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Advance Care Planning (ACP) is an agreement of preferred care between patients, family, and the health care team that is utilised should the patient become incapacitated. ACP uptake and awareness is still low in Thailand due to the lack of practical tool to initiate ACP and cultural barriers to see death as a taboo and sensitive subject. The Life U...
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Background: Mind maps (MM), is a learning method assisting learners in the visualisation of relationships between theoretical concepts. Studies also showed enhancement of data retention, overall comprehension, and creativity in MM users. Thus, MM has been implemented in many medical schools to facilitate medical students’ learning experiences. Neve...
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Background: Mind maps (MM), is a learning method assisting learners in the visualisation of relationships between theoretical concepts. Studies showed the enhancement of data retention, overall comprehension, and creativity in MM users. Thus, MM has been implemented in many medical schools to facilitate medical students’ learning experiences. Howev...
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การแจ้งข่าวร้ายแก่ผู้ป่วย เป็นกระบวนการทางการแพทย์ที่สำคัญอย่างหนึ่ง หากแพทย์ไม่สามารถแจ้ง ข่าวได้อย่างเหมาะสม จะส่งผลต่อความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างผู้ป่วยและแพทย์ คุณภาพชีวิตของผู้ป่วย รวมไปถึงความร่วมมือในการรักษาในอนาคตได้ บทความนี้ ได้อธิบายถึงความสำคัญของการแจ้งข่าวร้าย ปัจจัยที่ทำให้การแจ้งข่าวร้ายสำเร็จ ปัจจัยที่ทำให้การแจ้งข่าวร้ายของแพทย์ยังขาดประ...
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Introduction: Advance Care Planning (ACP) is a part of comprehensive palliative care but there are challenges for its implementation. In Thailand, undergraduate medical curriculum also has not implemented palliative care and ACP as a core teaching topic for the medical students yet. Life Unlocking Card Game is an end-of-life conversation card game...
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Background and Objective: Reflective practice and feedback is one of the methods help improving self-assessment accuracy. So far, there is little evidence in its practicability in Thai medical students. The aims of this study were (1) to investigate the effectiveness of the reflective practice and feedback on improving self-assessment accuracy and...
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Background: Problem-based learning (PBL) was used in basic and clinical sciences learning in an integrated approach. Despite its implementation into medical curricula around the world over four decades ago, group dynamic issues in PBL are still abundant. To date, there is no publication addressing the difficulties in PBL for Thai medical students....
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Background: Total pain is a concept that approaches pain holistically: physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually. Any individual may experience pain in each domain at a different level. This is the case report of an adolescent who suffered from total pain and how his healthcare team and peers helped to relieve it. Case presentation: A...
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Introduction: In-house comprehensive examinations for preclinical students from various Thai medical schools were provided. However, their quality has never been evaluated with a score correlation with NLE as the gold standard. This study aimed to assess the correlation of the scores as determined by three different comprehensive examinations and n...
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The purposes of this study were (1) to investigate the effectiveness of a self-directed learning model to gain higher scores; (2) to explore factors affecting their scores. Methods: sequential mixed methods. In quantitative part, all third-year medical students were included into the study. Mean, standard deviation, percentage and non-parametric te...
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Background: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the application of current, best-available clinical evidence to health care decisions for individual patients. Many medical schools put EBM courses in their curriculum as they considering it is important. However, to teach the EBM course in pre-clinical year medical students is challenging owning to thei...
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Background: To explore factors that influence quality of life (QOL) in patients receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT). Materials and Methods: In this sequential mixed methods study, 118 women from Songklanagarind Hospital were included. We used participants' characteristics, Body Image Scale (BIS), and Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy w...

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Projects (5)
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-To understand the preconditions and conditions that affect advance care planning (ACP) with people with dementia
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To raise advance care planning (ACP) awareness in healthcare professionals and carers with gamification education.
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This project is a two-phase study: -Phase one study uses phenomenological approach to explore the meaning of spiritual well-being of Thai women with breast cancer. -Phase two aims to create a new psychometric tool for this group.