Cancer and Palliative Care in the United States, Turkey, and Malawi: Developing Global Collaborations.

Academic Article


  • As the global cancer burden grows, so too will global inequities in access to cancer and palliative care increase. This paper will describe the cancer and palliative care landscape relative to nursing practice, education, and research, and emerging global collaborations in the United States (U.S.), Turkey, and Malawi. It is imperative that nurses lead efforts to advance health and strengthen education in these high-need areas. Leaders within the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, through a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Nursing Collaborating Center, have initiated collaborative projects in cancer and palliative care between the U.S., Turkey, and Malawi to strengthen initiatives that can ultimately transform practice. These collaborations will lay a foundation to empower nurses to lead efforts to reduce the global inequities for those with cancer and other serious and life-limiting illnesses.
  • Keywords

  • Cancer, education, global partnerships, nursing, oncology, palliative care, research
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    Author List

  • Walker DK; Edwards RL; Bagcivan G; Bakitas MA
  • Start Page

  • 209
  • End Page

  • 219
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 3