Jordan University of Science and Technology

Knowledge of pediatric palliative care among medical students in Jordan: A cross-sectional study

Authors:  Sawsan 
Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the medical student knowledge regarding pediatric palliative care (PPC) and determine the predictors of knowledge among them toward PPC. Methods: A cross-sectional engaging study was directed with 326 medical students studying in Jordanian universities. A campaign utilizing online social media and Web-based software were executed to promote, enlist, overview undergraduate medical students, and gather information for this study. The authors employed four techniques to select undergraduate medical students on paid-promoted Facebook, personal messages, and postings in clinical forums. Results: The results of this study showed that medical students have inadequate knowledge about pediatric palliative care in Jordan. The only factors that predict the knowledge toward PPC is gender. Conclusion: it should build the medical students' information on pediatric palliative care. The pointer was not significant in the multivariate studies, and that vicariate studies indicated no distinction in the overall scores on either test among the nonmedical students, Training projects ought to be established and delivered to pediatric medical students to improve their knowledge about pediatric palliative/palliative consideration. Keywords: Child; Knowledge; PPC; Perception.