Therapy, Minority Integration
Web Site: http://WeDerm.hk
WeDerm provides integrated care for eczema patients: personalized, comprehensive, and guided with psychosocial support.
In June 2018, former CUHK nursing student, 23-year-old Pang Ching-yu, killed her parents and herself on Father's Day. Her severe eczema and deep-rooted stress were the leading factors of the tragedy. Eczema is a painful skin condition which cascades from physical wounds to chronic mental stress. It affects 300 million people globally and Hong Kong is an infamous hotspot.
Today’s medical paradigm for eczema is problematic:
- Generic intervention leads to ineffective treatment
- Acute care mismatched for chronic conditions
- Lack of psychosocial support and health guidance
As a team of students with decades of experience suffering from eczema, we know best what it means to live each day to the fullest - and we want to bring this to everyone in the world. Our integrated care program combines first-hand patient experiences, professional evidence-based medicine, and a comprehensive network in medicine, pharmacology, psychotherapy, and nutrition.
Since no case is the same, WeDerm offers a comprehensive diagnosis for eczema, generating a multifactorial patient profile for personalized treatment. To drive sustained action, peer engagement is integrated for effective long-term recovery, highlighting that health is not merely the absence of disease, but a sustained and positive state of physical and psychosocial wellbeing.
Our motto naturally: for patients, by patients.
LI Kin Cheung Harrison (HKU)
LAM Hiu Ching Michelle (HKU)
KUNG Ling Kiu Keshia (HKU)
Judy LAW (HKU)