On 8th and 9th July 2019, the R4HC-MENA Palliative Care work stream ran an “Advanced Qualitative Research Workshop” at King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman. The workshop is part of the collaboration between the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London and the Center for Palliative & Cancer Care in Conflict (CPCCC) at KHCC. Guest speakers included Prof Richard Harding & Dr Ping Guo from KCL.

More than 50 multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and medical students were invited from KHCC, Al-Basheer Hospital and Jordan University. The workshop was very intensive and discussed paper writing, outcome measures, qualitative data analysis, the item generation and Integrated Palliative Care Outcome Scale (IPOS) adaptation and validation.

The training was followed by a meeting with the NCD Unit, cancer registry and death registry at Jordan Ministry of Health to discuss current and future research projects.