The Palliative Care team of R4HC launched their Phase I study exploring the palliative needs and experiences of those with advanced cancer, including refugees in Jordan. Local research and clinical colleagues from King Hussein Cancer Centre and Al-Bashir Hospital participated in a training course on 16th August 2018; Qualitative Research Methods for Palliative Care. The course focused on qualitative interview study method training, delivered by PhD student Alessandra Giusti, Dr Ping Guo, and Professor Richard Harding from Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London.

The Palliative Care team in Jordan is led by R4HC co-investigator’s, Professor Richard Harding, Director of the Centre for Global Health Palliative Care and Dr Omar Shamieh, Director of the Centre for Palliative & Cancer Care in Conflict (CPCCC), King Hussein Cancer Centre, Jordan. The focus of this group is on generating robust evidence to advocate for better policies and practices, to work collaboratively with partners at KCL providing scientific support to address local priorities and challenges, driving up access and quality in palliative care, and building palliative care research capacity in Jordan.