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Health-care system in Jordan: challenges and solutions

Mohammad Rababa (Mohammad Rababa is based at Adult Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan)

Working with Older People

ISSN: 1366-3666

Article publication date: 9 September 2022




This study aims to explore the challenges in the Jordanian health-care system and the potential solutions for these challenges.


A narrative literature review was conducted.


The challenges of the health-care system in Jordan related to geriatric care are the new emergence of nursing homes; the limited health-care services and supplies; the growing aging population; the dramatic change in the family structure. There are many credible approaches used to solve those challenges, including social networking, advocacy, education and research, lobbying and financial support.


There is a lack of research studies examining the perceived barriers and facilitators of geriatric care in Jordan from the perspectives of health-care professionals, health-care managers and older adults themselves. Future intervention studies are recommended to target the challenges in the Jordanian health-care system concerning geriatric care.



The authors want to thank Jordan University of Science and Technology for supporting this work.


Rababa, M. (2022), "Health-care system in Jordan: challenges and solutions", Working with Older People, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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