Community-based palliative care in the Arab region: Current status and future directions

Loai Mohammad Abu Sharour*, Huda Al-Noumani, Suleiman Al Sabei, Iman Al Hashmi, Maryam Al Harrasi, Basma Al-Yazidi

*Corresponding author for this work

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In recent years, palliative care practice has shifted toward community-based palliative care. The complex care needs of older adults and people requiring palliative care are increasing due to the increase in life expectancy. However, it remains limited in the Middle East, which has Muslim-majority populations. Various barriers to successful establishment of palliative care services in community settings were identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalliative Care for Chronic Cancer Patients in the Community
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Approaches and Future Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030545260
ISBN (Print)9783030545253
Publication statusPublished - Oct 29 2020


  • Arab countries
  • Community palliative care
  • Decision-making process
  • Paediatric palliative care (PPC)
  • Research on palliative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)

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