Perspectives on palliative care in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Dimassi, Hani
dc.contributor.author Abu-Saad Huijer, Huda
dc.contributor.author Abboud, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-19T10:23:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-19T10:23:55Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-19
dc.identifier.issn 1478-9515 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5027
dc.description.abstract Our objective was to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of physicians and nurses on Palliative Care (PC) in Lebanon, across specialties. We performed a cross-sectional descriptive survey using a self-administered questionnaire; the total number of completed and returned questionnaires was 868, giving a 23% response rate, including 74.31% nurses (645) and 25.69% physicians (223). Significant differences were found between medical and surgical nurses and physicians concerning their perceptions of patients' and families' outbursts, concerns, and questions. Knowledge scores were statistically associated with practice scores and degree. Practice scores were positively associated with continuing education in PC, exposure to terminally ill patients, and knowledge and attitude scores. Acute critical care and oncology were found to have lower practice scores than other specialties. Formal education in palliative care and development of palliative care services are very much needed in Lebanon to provide holistic care to terminally ill patients. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Perspectives on palliative care in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle knowledge, attitudes, and practices of medical and nursing specialties en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603781 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Palliative & Supportive Care en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.issue 3 en_US
dc.article.pages 339-347 en_US
dc.keywords Palliative care en_US
dc.keywords Physicians en_US
dc.keywords Nurses en_US
dc.keywords Knowledge en_US
dc.keywords Attitudes en_US
dc.keywords Practices en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1017/S1478951509990277 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Huijer, H. A. S., Dimassi, H., & Abboud, S. (2009). Perspectives on palliative care in Lebanon: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of medical and nursing specialties. Palliative and Supportive Care, 7(03), 339-347. en_US
dc.author.email hani.dimassi@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/palliative-and-supportive-care/article/div-classtitleperspectives-on-palliative-care-in-lebanon-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-of-medical-and-nursing-specialtiesdiv/F1F1B18B31E45F2C1DF552BC04BA93C1 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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