Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. TAN SENG BENG

  • Associate Professor

  • Department of Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine
  •   sbtan@um.edu.my

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Coordinator, Faculty, 02/01/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • Coordinator, University Malaya, 02/01/2020 to 31/12/2020
  • Coordinator, Faculty, 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2018
  • Pengurus Roster for Jabatan Perubatan, Faculty, 19/03/2014 to 31/03/2015
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • MRCP, UK (2006), LAIN-LAIN, ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, UNITED KINGDOM
  • MBBS, UM (2000), PERUBATAN DAN PEMBEDAHAN, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • Palliative Medicine
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • Integrated Clinical Skills Teaching Phase 2- Examination Technique, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Communication Skills in Palliative Care, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Posting Clinical Phase 2 - Clinical Teaching, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Beginning Phase 3a- History Taking and Physical Examination, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Introduction to Palliative Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3a (Remedial) - Clinical Exam for Remedial Students, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b-Ward Round, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Phase 3a in Klang- Clinical and Bedside Teaching, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Integrated Clinical Skills Teaching Phase 2- History Taking and Clerking Ward, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b- Short Case Exam, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Internal Medicine, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014)
  • Mmed: Introduction to Palliative Care, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014)
  • Mmed: Communication Skills, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b- Short Case Exam, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Mmed: Communication Skills, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b - Cpc, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Beginning Phase 3a- History Taking and Physical Examination, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Gynae-Oncology - Palliative Care in Gynae-Oncology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Beginning Phase 3a- Palliative Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Mmed: Introduction to Palliative Care, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Mmed: Communication Skills, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • In Banting - Internal Medicine, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Nursing Students - Palliative Care in End Stage Renal Failure, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Integrated Clinical Skills Teaching Phase 2- Examination Technique, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Introduction to Palliative Care, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Internal Medicine, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Nursing Students - End of Life Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013)
  • Nursing Students - Introduction to Palliative Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Beginning Phase 3a- Palliative Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Mmed: Introduction to Palliative Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Integrated Clinical Skills Teaching Phase 2- History Taking and Clerking Ward, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Mmed: Communication Skills, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Posting Clinical Phase 2 - Clinical Teaching, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Phase 3a in Klang- Clinical and Bedside Teaching, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Posting Clinical Phase 2 - Clinical Teaching, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b-Ward Round, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Integrated Clinical Skills Teaching Phase 2- Examination Technique, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Nursing Students - Psycho-Social Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b-Ward Round, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3a (Remedial) - Clinical Exam for Remedial Students, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • In Banting - Internal Medicine, First Degree (2010/2011)
  • Communication Skills in Palliative Care, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Phase 3a in Klang- Clinical and Bedside Teaching, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b - Cpc, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b- Short Case Exam, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Introduction to Palliative Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Integrated Clinical Skills Teaching Phase 2- History Taking and Clerking Ward, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Internal Medicine, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2010/2011)
  • Beginning Phase 3a- Palliative Care, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3a (Remedial) - Clinical Exam for Remedial Students, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Clinical Teaching Phase 3b - Cpc, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2011/2012)
  • Communication Skills (Nursing), First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2009/2010)
  • Phase 3a in Klang- Clinical and Bedside Teaching, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2020
    • NgC. G., TanS. B., ZhangM., HoR., LowS.-Y., & NgY. H. (2020). 5 Minutes Mindful Breathing Smartphone Application for Reduction of Perceived Distress: A Pilot Study. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Care, 5(1), 37-43. https://doi.org/10.31557/apjcc.2020.5.1.37-43 (WoS)
    • Choo, X.Y., Lim, S., Chinna, K. et al. (2020). Understanding patients and caregivers perspectives and educational needs in Parkinson s disease: a multi-ethnic Asian study. Neurol Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10072-020-04396-4 (WoS)
    2019
    • Tan, SB; Loh, EC; Lam, CL; Ng, CG; Lim, EJ; Boey, CCM 2019. Psychological processes of suffering of palliative care patients in Malaysia: a thematic analysis. BMJ SUPPORTIVE PALLIATIVE CARE (WoS)
    • Ng, DLC; Gan, GG; Chai, CS; Chee, KH; Tan, KL; Tan, SB; Bee, PC 2019. Comparing quality of life and treatment satisfaction between patients on warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants: a cross-sectional study. PATIENT PREFERENCE AND ADHERENCE (WoS)
    • Beng, TS; Jie, HW; Yan, LH; Ni, CX; Capelle, DP; Yee, A; Guan, NC; bin Hasan, MS; Seang, LK; Chin, LE; Loong, LC 2019. The Effect of 20-Minute Mindful Breathing on the Perception of Suffering and Changes in Bispectral Index Score in Palliative Care Patients: A Randomized Controlled Study. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HOSPICE PALLIATIVE MEDICINE (WoS)
    • Tan, SB; Liam, CK; Pang, YK; Ng, DLC; Wong, TS; Khoo, KWS; Ooi, CY; Chai, CS 2019. The Effect of 20-Minute Mindful Breathing on the Rapid Reduction of Dyspnea at Rest in Patients With Lung Diseases: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT (WoS)
    • Beng, TS; Yun, LA; Yi, LX; Yan, LH; Peng, NK; Kun, LS; Zainuddin, SI; Chin, LE; Loong, LC 2019. The experiences of suffering of end-stage renal failure patients in Malaysia: a thematic analysis. ANNALS OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE (WoS)
    • Chai, CS; Liam, CK; Pang, YK; Ng, DLC; Tan, SB; Wong, TS; Sia, JE 2019. Clinical phenotypes of COPD and health-related quality of life: a cross-sectional study. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (WoS)
    • DLC Ng, GG Gan, CS Chai, KH Chee, KL Tan, SB Tan, PC Bee. Comparing quality of life and treatment satisfaction between patients on warfarin and direct oral anticoagulants: a cross-sectional study. Patient Prefer Adherence. 2019; 13: 1363 1373. doi: 10.2147/PPA.S204246 (WoS)
    2017
    • bee kim Tan et al. 2017:11 1027 1034 (WoS)
    2016
    • Tan SB, Loh EC, Lam CL, et al Psychological processes of suffering of palliative care patients in Malaysia: a thematic analysis BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care 2019;9:e19. (WoS)
    • Muthukumaran Thiagarajan, Caryn Mei Hsein Chan, Ho Gwo Fuang, Tan Seng Beng, MA Atiliyana, NA Yahaya (2016)Symptom Prevalence and Related Distress in Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 17(1), 171-176 (WoS)
    • Tan SB., Fazlina A.,Lam CL., Loh E.C.,Zainal N.Z., Ng C.G.,Yee H.A., Lee M.L.,Boey CM.2016. Distress Reduction for Palliative Care Patients and Families With 5-Minute Mindful Breathing: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 33(6); 555-560. DOI: 10.1177/1049909115569048 (WoS)
    2014
    • Tan,S.B.,Loh, E.C.,Ng,C.G., Yee,H.A.,Wu,C.,Wong, S.K.,Lim,E.J.,Saw,S.S.,Boey,C.C.(2014).The Experiences of Well-being of Palliative Care Patients in Malaysia: A Thematic Analysis.American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Published online before print February 25, 2014, doi: 10.1177/1049909114523829 (WoS)
    • Ng, C. G., Boks, M. P. M., Roes, K. C. B., Zainal, N. Z., Sulaiman, A. H., Tan, S. B., & de Wit, N. J. Rapid response to methylphenidate as an add-on therapy to mirtazapine in the treatment of major depressive disorder in terminally ill cancer patients: A four- week, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study. European Neuropsychopharmacology(0). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2014.01.016 (WoS)
    2013
    • Chin, L. E., Loong, L. C., Ngen, C. C., Beng, T. S., Shireen, C., Kuan, W. S., & Shaw, R. (2013). Pediatric Palliative Care: Using Miniature Chairs to Facilitate Communication. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. (WoS)
    • Tan Seng Beng, Ng Chong Guan, Lim Ee Jane and Loh Ee Chin Health Care Interactional Suffering in Palliative Care AM J HOSP PALLIAT CARE published online 20 May 201 (WoS)
    • Beng, T. S., Chin, L. E., Guan, N. C., Yee, A., Wu, C., Jane, L. E., & Meng, C. B. (2013). Mindfulness- Based Supportive Therapy (MBST): Proposing a Palliative Psychotherapy From a Conceptual Perspective to Address Suffering in Palliative Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. (WoS)
    • Beng TS, Chin LE, Guan NC, Yee A, Wu C, Pathmawathi S, Yi KT, Kuan WS, Jane LE, Meng CB. The Experiences of Stress of Palliative Care Providers in Malaysia: A Thematic Analysis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Sep 10. [Epub ahead of print] (WoS)
    • Seng Beng T, Chong Guan N, Kheng Seang L, Pathmawathi S, Foong Ming M, Ee Jane L, Ee Chin L, Chee Loong L. 2013. The Experiences of Suffering of Palliative Care Informal Caregivers in Malaysia: A Thematic Analysis. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] (WoS)
    2012
    • Tan Seng Beng, Ng Chong Guan, Lim Kheng Seang, Subramaniam Pathmawathi, Moy Foong Ming, Lim Ee Jane, Loh Ee Chin and Lam Chee Loong AM J HOSP PALLIAT CARE published online 5 September 2012 (WoS)
    2010
    • Beng, T. S., Chin, L. E. 2010. Multiple Subcutaneous Puncture and Stoma Bag Drainage for Gross Lower Limb Edema: A Case Report. Journal of Palliative Medicine (WoS)
    • Tan Seng Beng, Loh Ee Chin. Multiple Subcutaneous Puncture and Stoma Bag Drainage for Gross Lower Limb Edema: A Case Report. Journal of Palliative Medicine. August 2010, 13(8): 1037-1038. (WoS)
    Book
    2012
    • Seng Beng, T (2012). The little handbook of mini- mindfulness meditation. Pittsburgh: Dorrance Publishing
    Book Chapter
    2008
    • Tan, S.Y., Chong, Y.B., Keng, T.C., Kong, W. Y., Lim, S.K., Tan, L. P., Teo, S. H., Wong, C.M. (2008).A guide to the care of the dialysis patient: 2008 UMMC Renal Unit dialysis protocols for care of the ESRD patient.
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    CDRG-Cross Disciplinary Research
  • The effect of 30-Minute Mindful Breathing in Reducing Fatigue among Patients with Haematological Cancer- A Randomized Controlled Trial. , Consultant, 2019 - 2021 (National)
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Dysponea Reduction in Cancer and Chronic Lung Disease- the Effect of Biofeedback-Based 20-Minute Mindful Breathing, Consultant, 2019 - 2021 (National)
  • High Impact Research (HIR)
  • A proposal of comprehensive research on adult and pediatric palliative care in Malaysia, Consultant, 2013 - 2015
  • SUPERVISION
    External Supervision
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • The Effect of 5-Minute Mindfulness of Peace in Reducing Spiritual Suffering, Lim Liang Yik (Post Graduate Student)
    Completed
    • MORPHINE USE FOR CANCER PAIN: A STRONG ANALGESIC USED ONLY AT THE END OF LIFE? A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF MORPHINE IN PATIENTS WITH ADVANCED CANCER AND THEIR CAREGIVERS, JULIA HO FEE VON, U0401163 (Post Graduate Student)
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • The perception of Opioid usage among doctors in acute hospital setting in University Malaya Medical Centre, Diana Binti Katimam, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • The correlation between trait mindfulness and quality of life in palliative care patients, Chow Hsin Wei, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Ongoing
    • Prognostic factor in terminally cancer patients referred to the palliative care in University Malaya Medical Centre, Navin Franus, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Quality of life of Malaysians with chronic liver disease translation and validation of the chronic liver disease questionnaire in the Malaysian population, Shasha Khairullah, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Undergraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    Completed
    • Living a good life: Perception of palliative care patient and family members, 2011/2012
    • Illness experience mapping among hematological cancer patients in University Malaya Medical Centre, 2011/2012
    • Case study:Five minute mindful breathing in reducing psycho-social distress in a palliative care patients, 2011/2012
    • The experiences of well-being of palliative care patients in Malaysia, 2012/2013
    • The experiences of well-being of palliative care caregivers in Malaysia, 2012/2013
    • Application of a novel palliative psychotherapy ( mindfulness based supportive therapy) in palliative care: A qualitative case report, 2012/2013
    • The experiences of well-being of palliative care nurses in Malaysia, 2012/2013
    • The experiences of well-being of palliative care doctors in Malaysia, 2012/2013
    • Prevalence of uremic pruritus of end stage renal failure patients in University Malaya Medical Centre, 2011/2012
    • The illness experience mapping in adult cancer patients in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), 2011/2012
    • Illness experience mapping among end stage renal failure patients in University Malaya Medical Centre, 2011/2012
    • The experiences of suffering of end stage renal failure patients, 2011/2012
    • Care in Medicine: A qualitative study on good medical and nursing care in palliative care medicine, 2011/2012
    Ongoing
    • The perception of good death from the perspectives of palliative care patients, 2013/2014
    • The experience of participating in silent mentor program-Workshop, 2013/2014
    • The experience of participating in silent mentor program-home visit, 2013/2014
    • The perception of good death from the perspectives of palliative care caregivers, 2013/2014
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Kuching Life Care Society Talk; Provide cancer patients and their family members in terms of physical, emotional and spiritual education and how to cope with fear of dying. , 26/05/2012 to 27/05/2012
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Journal Review for BMJ Thorax , 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal Review for BMJ Open, 2016 to 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • EXAMINERS OSCE EXAMINATION BLOCK I & II & III, 2014 to 2020 (examination)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • End of life care pathway, Liverpool care Pathway, 2009
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING DIPLOMA, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA,  (Coordinator)
  • PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    INVITED SPEAKER
  • Do Not Resuscitate, The 9th Malaysian National Geriatrics Conference, 19/09/2013 to 21/09/2013, Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine (National)
  • Palliative Care in Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Course, 09/07/2012 to 10/07/2012, Sungai Buloh Hospital (National)
  • Walking out from the valley of depression in life, Kuching Life Care Society Talk, 26/05/2012 to 27/05/2012
  • Palliative Care in Orthopaedic Oncology, International Metastatic Bone Disease Course, 20/05/2011 to 21/05/2011, Orthopaedic Oncology Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Malaya Medical Centre. (University)
  • Pain Management in Palliative Care, Saturday Teach-In Palliative Medicine, 14/05/2011 to 14/05/2011 (National)
  • Palliative Care for Person with Gynaecological Cancers, Gynaecological Oncology Workshop: Principles of decision making in Oncology, 27/08/2010 to 27/08/2010, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Malaya (University)
  • ORAL PRESENTER
  • The Experiences of Suffering of Palliative Care Patients , The 4th International Cancer Control Congress, 03/11/2011 to 05/11/2011, International Cancer Control Congress (International)
  • OTHERS
  • Management of Cancer Pain, Training of Trainers Management of Cancer Pain, 16/04/2012 to 16/04/2012 (National)
  • Scientific Meeting, 9th Ministry of Health Malaysia-Academy of Medicine of Malaysia Scientific Meeting 2011 (incorporating 14th scientific meeting of the National Institutes of Health), 22/09/2011 to 23/09/2011 (National)
  • End-of-Life Care, Symposium on End-of-Life Care, 12/07/2011 to 12/07/2011 (National)
  • Training Programme for New Lecturer, Training Programme for New Lecturer, 13/12/2010 to 17/12/2010
  • Palliative Care, 18th International Congress on Palliative Care, 05/10/2010 to 08/10/2010 (International)
  • Clinical Research, Train the Trainers Workshop, 22/07/2010 to 24/07/2010 (University)
  • End of life-care management, End of life-care management, 09/11/2009 to 10/11/2009
  • Pain Management - From Global to Local, 3rd Congress Association of Southeast Asian Pain Societies and Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group, 18/04/2009 to 20/04/2009 (International)