Evaluating palliative care needs in Middle Eastern countries.

  title={Evaluating palliative care needs in Middle Eastern countries.},
  author={Michael Silbermann and Regina M. Fink and Sung-joon Min and Mary Mancuso and Jeannine Brant and Ramzi R Hajjar and Nesreen Al-Alfi and Lea Baider and Ibrahim C. Turker and Karima F. S. Elshamy and Ibtisam Ghrayeb and Mazin Faisal Farhan Al-Jadiry and Khaled A. D. Khader and Sultan Kav and Haris A Charalambous and Ruchan Uslu and Rejin Kebudi and Gil Barsela and Nilg{\"u}n Kuruku and Kamer Mutafoğlu and Gulsin Ozalp-Senel and Amitai Oberman and Livia Kislev and Mohammad Khleif and Neophyta Keoppi and Sophia Nestoros and Rasha Fahmi Abdalla and Maryam Rassouli and Amira Morag and Ron Sabar and Omar F Nimri and Mohammad M Al-Qadire and Murad Al-Khalaileh and Mona Tayyem and Myrna Doumit and Rehana Punjwani and Osaid Rasheed and Fatimah Fallatah and G{\"u}lbeyaz Can and Jamila Ahmed and Debbie Strode},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  volume={18 1},
BACKGROUND Cancer incidence in Middle Eastern countries, most categorized as low- and middle-income, is predicted to double in the next 10 years, greater than in any other part of the world. While progress has been made in cancer diagnosis/treatment, much remains to be done to improve palliative care for the majority of patients with cancer who present with advanced disease. OBJECTIVE To determine knowledge, beliefs, barriers, and resources regarding palliative care services in Middle Eastern… CONTINUE READING