Researcher, Jordan

Arwa Oweis is the Vice Dean and an associate professor in the Maternal and Child Health Department at the Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.

Dr. Arwa Oweis obtained her Doctorate in nursing science from Widener University in 2001. Dr. Oweis was the dean of nursing at Philadelphia University, a private university in Jordan, between the years 2006 and 2009.  She has several publications in the area of women’s health and violence against women, and is currently working on other publications. Dr. Oweis is a consultant for different national and international organizations including the WHO, the National Council for family affairs, the Jordanian Council, and Women’s Health Project in the South, among others.  Dr. Oweis is currently a member of GRACE network and has attended two workshops conducted by GRACE and is currently working on a research project funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC).

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Publications: Arwa Oweis

Alzaru, I. Oweis, A. and Gharaibeh, H. Cultural Definition of Quality of Care. Accepted for Publication, Journal of Research in Nursing, (2011).

Gharaibeh, M. Oweis, A. Shakhatreh, and F. Froelicher, E. (2011). Factors Associated with Contraceptive Use among Jordanian Muslim Women: Implications for Health and Social Policy. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 12 (3): 168-184.  http://www.bridgew.edu/SoAS/jiws/Vol12_no3/11_Muntaha.pdf

Gharaibeh, H. Oweis, A. and Hassan K. (2010). Jordanian nurses perception of Genetic Teaching. International Journal of Nursing Review, 57(4): 435-42.

Oweis, A. Gharaibeh, M. and Alhourani, R. (2010). Prevalence of Violence during Pregnancy: Findings from a Jordanian Survey. Maternal and Child Health  Journal. 14 (3):437–445.

Gharaibeh, M. and Oweis, A. (2010). Why do Jordanian Women Stay in an Abusive relationship.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 41 (4):376-84.

Oweis, A. (2009). "Jordanian mother's report of their childbirth experience: Findings from a questionnaire survey." International Journal of Nursing Practice 15 (6): 525-533.


Haddad, L. Oweis, A. and Mansour, A. (2009). Wellness appraisal among adolescents in Jordan: A model from a developing country; a cross sectional questionnaire survey. Health Promotion International, 24 (2), 130-139.


Oweis, A. Tayem, A. and Froelicher, E. (2009). Breastfeeding practices among Jordanian women. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15 (1), 32-40.

Oweis, A. Gharaibeh, M. Natour, A., and Froelicher, E. (2009). Violence against Women: Unveiling the Suffering of Women with a Low Income in Jordan.  Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20, (1) 69-76.

Oweis, A., (2007). Jordan. C.  D’Avanzo, (Ed.), Mosby’s Pocket Guide to Cultural Health Assessment (4th ed). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Inc.

Shtaiwi, M. Shakhatreh, F. Gharaibeh, M. Oweis, A. and the National Council for family affairs, (2005). Jordanian public attitudes toward family violence, A research report.

Oweis, A., and Thiabat K. (2005). Jordanian Nurses Perception of Physicians’ Verbal Abuse: findings from a questionnaire survey. International Journal of  Nursing Studies, 42, (8), 881-888.

Abo Shaikha, L.  and Oweis, A. (2005). Labor pain experience and intensity: A Jordanian perspective. International Journal of  Nursing Practice, 11 (1), 33-38.

Oweis, A. (2005). Bringing the professional challenges of nursing in Jordan to light. International Journal of  Nursing Practice. 11, (6), 244–249.

Oweis, A. and Abo Shaikha, L. (2004). Jordanian Women’s Expectations of their First Childbirth Experience. International Journal of  Nursing Practice, 10,  (6): 261-271.








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