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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-60

Palliative care in Saudi Arabia: Two decades of progress and going strong

1 Palliative Care Unit, Comprehensive Cancer Center, King Fahad Medical City; Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Palliative Care Unit, Comprehensive Cancer Center, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Sami Ayed Alshammary
Palliative Care Unit, Cancer Comprehensive Center, King Fahad Medical City, P. O. Box 13534, Riyadh - 11414
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-600X.131749

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Palliative care is a relatively new medical speciality in Saudi Arabia, but it has shown tremendous growth in the last two decades. Nevertheless, there are challenges to this development. The paper reviews these barriers in context of the growing need for palliative care and possible ways to overcome these challenges.

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