Deputizing for Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein, Minister of Health, Dr. Mahmoud Al Sheyab on Wednesday, December 7, inaugurated at the University of Jordan (UJ) the 2nd International Conference on Palliative Care and the 1st in Spiritual Therapy.
The Conference, which is organized by the School of Nursing in collaboration with the Jordan Palliative Care and Pain Management Society, is considered a unique opportunity to examine and discuss aspects of palliative care as a specialized medical care that focuses on preventing and relieving the patients' suffering, weather resulting from curable or incurable illnesses.
Spiritual therapy, in turn, is a complementary medical approach that looks into the causes of wellness more than the causes of the illness.
The aim of the Conference is to present the latest research findings about spiritual therapy and palliative care and to exchange research evidence and innovative ideas.
The conference program includes 15 discussion papers, 5 workshops and 3 discussion meetings dealing with the definition and aspects of palliative care and palliative care strategies and services.
The two-day conference brought together experts and academics from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Palestine, Lebanon, United States and Britain, in addition to Jordan.