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Jun 13, 2018

MASCC/ISOO Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer

08 / NATIONAL PALLIATIVE AND HOME CARE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK DEVELOPMENT IN JORDAN

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Shamieh, O.;

Mansour, A.;

Tarawneh, M.;

Harding, R.;

Payne, S.

palliative care

home care

jordan

strategic framework

consensus

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palliative care

home care

jordan

strategic framework

consensus

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Abstract. Introduction. Palliative care in Jordan is developed better than most of its neighbors in the Middle East but lagging behind western countries. It is estimated that more than 70% of cancer patients who died in Jordan in 2016 didn’t have access to palliative care . Currently , palliative care is only accessible by cancer patients. A national palliative care strategic framework is needed to advance palliative care development. Objectives. To describe the developmental process of designing and implementing a national palliative and home care strategic framework in Jordan. To describe barriers and challenges of advancing palliative care in Jordan Methods. 1- A systematic content analysis. 2-, SWOT analysis, 3 -A multistage consensus procedure and national and international expert consultations were used to develop and revise the national strategic framework in Jordan Results. A detailed situational analysis was completed. The development of the strategic framework took involved multiple steps, the first draft was developed using the WHO framework by the national Palliative care committee, using the WHO framework, the draft was later revised by international experts, to reach a consensus, the second draft was revised in a national strategic multidisciplinary workshop of multi stakeholder experts, to reach a consensus. The final version was approved by the national and the international experts. The framework contains 6 domains; policy, finance, capacity building, service development and monitoring and evaluation. Conclusions. The multistage process of development and the involvement of key stakeholders lead to significant revision of the framework and was successful in reaching a national consensus. The strategic framework was endorsed by the minister of health of health later in 2017 and was officially launched and adopted by the Jordanian Ministry of Health on April 2018. 1Department of palliative care, King Hussein Cancer Center, KHCC, Amman, Jordan 2Office of Director General, Department of Radiology, King Hussein Cancer Center, KHCC, Amman, Jordan 3Centre for Global Health Palliative Care, Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College London, London, UK 4Office of Secretory General, High Health Council, Amman, Jordan 5International Observatory on End of Life Care, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

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