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ISSN: 2165-7386

Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine
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Palliative Care Nursing in Jordan

Suha Omran1* and Rana Obeidat2

1Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

2Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa University, Jordan

*Corresponding Author:
Suha Omran
PhD, Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Tel: 962-2-7201000
Fax: 962-2-7095123
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: August 10, 2015 Accepted date: September 10, 2015 Published date: September 14, 2015

Citation: Omran S, Obeidat R (2015) Palliative Care Nursing in Jordan. J Palliat Care Med S4:005. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000S4005

Copyright: © 2015 Omran S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Palliative care is progressively more existing and the importance of its role is increasingly acknowledged by many countries. This paper identifies and examines main stepladders taken by Jordan for the development of palliative care. In palliative care, the primary goal is alleviating symptom distress resulting from multiple symptoms and enhancing quality of life for patients and their families. To meet patients’ multiple needs, it is generally believed that the care should be holistic, multidisciplinary, and patient as well as family centred. Countries should develop and implement educational programs for multidisciplinary healthcare providers so as to be able to enhance the quality of care provided to patients and families at all levels of care. Unfortunately, in Jordan, skill development among health care providers; few educational and training opportunities exist to this point; and specialty acknowledgement also has not yet occurred. Research capacity is also inadequate. Policy to develop, improve, and sustain palliative care is also lacking in Jordan. Palliative care in Jordan is evolving but has far to go. Adequate resources provision, educational programs, credentialed healthcare providers are crucial elements that palliative care in Jordan needs.