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07 / 01 / 2021

 


Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.

Nabil A Almouaalamy, Lama I Sultan, Mohammed Khalid Mujalled, Abdulkareem A Alharthi, Ahmad H Alhouthali, Abdullah A Filfilan.


Abstract
Background: Palliative care (PC) aims to affirm life while regarding dying as a normal process, to provide support to enable patients to live as actively as possible until death, and to offer support to the family during the patient's illness and in their bereavement. It is an emerging medical specialty, but palliative care awareness varies widely according to international research to date.

Methodology: We conducted an observational descriptive cross-sectional study at King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC). The data included in the study was obtained from a paper-based questionnaire that will determine the knowledge and awareness regarding palliative care, the attitude toward palliative care, and experience towards palliative care. The statistical package for social sciences (SPSS, version 26) was used to analyze the data. Permission and approval for conducting this research are obtained from the ethical committee at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) and Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Results: We included 262 participants who fit our inclusion criteria 81% of the respondents of our study said they have heard about palliative care. When asked about the aim of PC, 92.4% said PC is for patients' comfort.

Conclusion: Knowledge and awareness of PC among the medical student and healthcare worker in Saudi Arabia is relatively high compared to the general population but will need more media involvement and Increase the palliative care-related topic in the curriculum for healthcare specialties.

Key words: Palliative care, palliative treatment, palliative therapy, palliative medicine, hospice care, comfort care


 
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Almouaalamy NA, Sultan LI, Mujalled MK, Alharthi AA, Alhouthali AH, Filfilan AA. Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.. IJMDC. Online First: 07 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569


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Almouaalamy NA, Sultan LI, Mujalled MK, Alharthi AA, Alhouthali AH, Filfilan AA. Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=37947 [Access: May 12, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569


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Almouaalamy NA, Sultan LI, Mujalled MK, Alharthi AA, Alhouthali AH, Filfilan AA. Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.. IJMDC. Online First: 07 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569



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Almouaalamy NA, Sultan LI, Mujalled MK, Alharthi AA, Alhouthali AH, Filfilan AA. Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.. IJMDC, [cited May 12, 2024]; Online First: 07 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569



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Almouaalamy, N. A., Sultan, . L. I., Mujalled, . M. K., Alharthi, . A. A., Alhouthali, . A. H. & Filfilan, . A. A. (2021) Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.. IJMDC, Online First: 07 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569



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Almouaalamy, Nabil A, Lama I Sultan, Mohammed Khalid Mujalled, Abdulkareem A Alharthi, Ahmad H Alhouthali, and Abdullah A Filfilan. 2021. Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 07 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569



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Almouaalamy, Nabil A, Lama I Sultan, Mohammed Khalid Mujalled, Abdulkareem A Alharthi, Ahmad H Alhouthali, and Abdullah A Filfilan. "Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 07 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569



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Almouaalamy, Nabil A, Lama I Sultan, Mohammed Khalid Mujalled, Abdulkareem A Alharthi, Ahmad H Alhouthali, and Abdullah A Filfilan. "Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 07 Jan, 2021. Web. 12 May 2024 doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569



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Almouaalamy, N. A., Sultan, . L. I., Mujalled, . M. K., Alharthi, . A. A., Alhouthali, . A. H. & Filfilan, . A. A. (2021) Palliative Care Awareness, Knowledge and Attitude Among General Population and Health Care Workers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional Study.. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 07 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609334569





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