Palliative care in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Dimassi, Hani
dc.contributor.author Huijer, Huda Abu-Saad
dc.contributor.author Abboud, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-30T11:13:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-30T11:13:29Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2015-09-30
dc.identifier.issn 1357-6321
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2221
dc.description.abstract Aim: To determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of palliative care nurses in Lebanon. Method: Cross-sectional descriptive survey using self-administered questionnaire; 1873 nurses from 15 hospitals were included. Results: Non-clinical nurses had better knowledge on the outcomes of palliative care than all other specialties. Oncology nurses had more favourable attitudes than other specialties with regard to informing patients about their diagnosis, patients having the right to 'do-not-resuscitate', involving patients in treatment choices, and respecting their wishes for alternative therapy. Surgical, acute critical care, and obstetric/gynaecology nurses had significantly more negative attitudes towards patients' and families' questions and concerns than other specialties. Conclusion: Formal education in palliative care and development of palliative care services are needed in Lebanon to provide quality care to terminally ill patients. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Palliative care in Lebanon
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle Knowledge, attitudes and practices of nurses
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603781
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Palliative Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.issue 7 en_US
dc.article.pages 346-353 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Huijer, H. A. S., Abboud, S., & Dimassi, H. (2009). Palliative care in Lebanon: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of nurses. International journal of palliative nursing, 15(7). en_US
dc.author.email hani.dimassi@lau.edu.lb
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