Evaluating Palliative Care Needs in Middle Eastern Countries


Silbermann M., Fink R. M., Min S., Mancuso M. P., Brant J., Hajjar R., ...More

JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE, vol.18, no.1, pp.18-25, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/jpm.2014.0194
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PALLIATIVE MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.18-25
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.