alexa Lebanese Nurses Outlooks on Palliative Care

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Lebanese Nurses Outlooks on Palliative Care

Nurses are the biggest workforce in health care worldwide and are consequently in influential position to impact the quality of palliative care delivery throughout the course of illness. Similarly in Lebanon, nurses are always at the front side and in direct contact with patients and their families. According to the latest statistics published by the Lebanese Order of nurses there are 12522 practicing nurses in Lebanon. 46.76% have a university degree, others have a technical degree.84.26% work in hospitals and others work in different places such as medical and insurance companies, schools and long term facilities etc.. It is worth noting that in order to be able to play an instrumental role in palliative care nurses need to be backed by education and a favourable “milieu” for practice. This article will shed light on the palliative care knowledge and practice environment provided for Lebanese nurses to practice palliative care.

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