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Impact of presence of paediatric palliative care units in hospitals on the confidence, knowledge and attitudes of paediatricians: the case of Turkey

East Mediterr Health J. 2022 Aug 31;27(8):593-600. doi: 10.26719/emhj.22.067.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Paediatric palliative care (PPC) focuses on improving the quality of life of children dealing with life-threatening conditions, as well as their families.AIMS: To evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of paediatricians regarding palliative care in Turkey and the impact of PPC units on their confidence and symptom management abilities.METHODS: This was a multicentre descriptive study conducted in 2019. A questionnaire consisting of 24 questions and 4 parts on palliative care was prepared. Paediatricians in hospitals with or without PPC units completed the questionnaire. Analyses were performed using NCSS 10 (2015) software.RESULTS: There…
Origen: Impact of presence of paediatric palliative care units in hospitals on the confidence, knowledge and attitudes of paediatricians: the case of Turkey – PubMed

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The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Palliative Care Expert Network: Designing a roadmap for palliative care development in the region

East Mediterr Health J. 2022 Aug 31;27(8):610-613. doi: 10.26719/emhj.22.066.ABSTRACTSince 2014 WHO has been advocating for the integration of palliative care into health systems. Although there has been some progress in the development of palliative care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, many countries in the region still have no palliative care activity and none has achieved integration. The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean has been engaged in activities aimed to develop palliative care in the region since 2010. We report on the establishment of the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Palliative Care Expert Network and its mandate, activities, and plans.PMID:36134493 |…
Origen: The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Palliative Care Expert Network: Designing a roadmap for palliative care development in the region – PubMed

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Development of an atlas of palliative care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region through a stakeholder participative process

East Mediterr Health J. 2022 Aug 31;27(8):614-621. doi: 10.26719/emhj.22.048.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: The increasing number of people experiencing serious health-related suffering due to severe illness is an urgent issue in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Although palliative care can mitigate much of this suffering, its current development and indicators to measure progress remain unknown.AIMS: To describe the development of the Atlas of palliative care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 2021.METHODS: Recently, the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, together with a network of palliative care experts, identified the best indicators and collected data across the Region. These indicators include national palliative…
Origen: Development of an atlas of palliative care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region through a stakeholder participative process – PubMed

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Palliative care models and innovations in 4 Eastern Mediterranean Region countries: a case-based study

East Mediterr Health J. 2022 Aug 31;27(8):622-628. doi: 10.26719/emhj.22.038.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: There is a global agreement that palliative care should be universally accessible. However, in low- and middle-income countries and conflict zones, most people lack access to it. In the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR), no country has achieved integration of palliative care into its health care system, and only 4 countries have better-than-isolated palliative care provision.AIMS: To promote and guide palliative care improvement in the EMR, with case studies showing the successes and challenges of palliative care implementation from 4 countries in the Region.METHODS: We developed a structured, succinct, case-writing format and…
Origen: Palliative care models and innovations in 4 Eastern Mediterranean Region countries: a case-based study – PubMed

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