Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health jiska-cohen-mansfield

Address: partment ress: hology School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Phone: +972-3-6407576
Fax: +972-3-6407464


Short Biography

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield is Professor at the Department of Health Promotion at the School of Public Health and the director of Minerva Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of End of Life at Tel-Aviv University. She received her BA in Psychology and Statistics and a Master in Statistics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her PhD in clinical psychology is from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master in Business Administration from George Washington University. She did a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology involving brain injury at the Rusk Institute of New York University. 

Prof. Cohen-Mansfield has published over 300 publications in scientific journals and books, for which she is a highly cited researcher as listed by the ISI. She published a book together with Prof. Poon on understanding the wellbeing of the oldest-old and another book with Prof. Werner on satisfaction surveys in long term care. She has developed a number of assessment tools and treatment approaches which are used internationally.

Prof. Cohen-Mansfield has taught and lectured extensively around the world. She has received continued support from prestigious funds such as the US National Institutes of Health (through the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), the US Alzheimer’s Association, the Bi-National (US-Israel) Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation, Israel Ministry of Health, Israel Ministry for Senior Citizens, the Minerva Foundation, and Marie Curie Fellowship (by the EU).

Prof. Cohen-Mansfield has received multiple professional awards, including the Busse Research Award, Barry Reisberg Award for Alzheimer’s Research, Pfizer Quality Improvement Award, Psychologists in Long-Term Care Outstanding Contribution Award, Powell Lawton Distinguished Contribution Award in Applied Gerontology, and fellowships in the Gerontological Society of America and the American Psychological Association.

Fields of Interest

Prof. Cohen-Mansfield’s work focuses on health and mental health promotion of older persons, including decreasing loneliness in older community dwelling persons, improving quality of life for persons with dementia by understanding the perspective of the person with dementia, and increasing motivation for physical activity among older persons. She is also interested in environmental design and technological innovations that can improve wellbeing of older persons, and in exploring avenues for improving the end of life experience of older persons.

Selected Recent Publications

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2012). Trends in health behaviors in the old-old population: Results from a national survey. Behavioral medicine38(1), 6. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2011.644642

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Golander, H. (2012). Analysis of caregiver perceptions of "hallucinations" in people with dementia in institutional settings. American journal of alzheimer's disease and other dementias27(4), 243. doi: 10.1177/1533317512446475

Cohen-Mansfield, J., & Perach, R. (2012). Sleep duration, nap habits, and mortality in older persons. Sleep35(7), 1003. doi: 10.5665/sleep.1970

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Dakheel-Ali, M., Jensen, B., Marx, M. S., & Thein, K. (2012). An analysis of the relationships among engagement, agitated behavior, and affect in nursing home residents with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics6, 1. doi. 10.1017/S1041610211002535

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Jensen, B., Resnick, B., & Norris, M. (2012). Knowledge of and attitudes toward nonpharmacological interventions for treatment of behavior symptoms associated with dementia: A comparison of physicians, psychologists, and nurse practitioners. The gerontologist52(1), 34. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr081

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Jensen, B., Resnick, B., & Norris, M. (2012). Quality of nursing home care: Perceptions of physicians, psychologists, and nurse practitioners. Journal of nursing care quality27(1), 70. doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31822f2e81

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Marx, M. S., Freedman, L. S., Murad, H., Thein, K., & Dakheel-Ali, M. (2012). What affects pleasure in persons with advanced stage dementia? Journal of psychiatric research, 46(3), 402. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2011.12.003

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., & Hazan, H. (2012). Homebound older persons: Prevalence, characteristics, and longitudinal predictors. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics54(1), 55. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2011.02.016

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Thein, K., Marx, M. S., & Dakheel-Ali, M. (2012). What are the barriers to performing nonpharmacological interventions for behavioral symptoms in the nursing home? Journal of the American medical directors association13(4), 400. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2011.07.006

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Thein, K., Marx, M. S., Dakheel-Ali, M., & Freedman, L. (2012). Efficacy of nonpharmacologic interventions for agitation in advanced dementia: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. The Journal of clinical psychiatry73(9), 1255. doi: 10.4088/JCP.12m07918

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Thein, K., Marx, M. S., Dakheel-Ali, M., Murad, H., & Freedman, L. S. (2012). The relationships of environment and personal characteristics to agitated behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia. The Journal of clinical psychiatry73(3), 392. doi: 10.4088/JCP.10m06605

Corbett, A., Husebo, B., Malcangio, M., Staniland, A., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Aarsland, D., & Ballard, C. (2012). Assessment and treatment of pain in people with dementia. Nature reviews neurology8(5), 264. doi: 0.1038/nrneurol.2012.53

Cohen-Mansfield J, Thein K, Marx MS, Dakheel-Ali M, Jensen B (2013). Sources of discomfort in persons with dementia. JAMA internal medicine, 173(14),1378. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6483

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2013). Even with regular use of an observational scale to assess pain among nursing home residents with dementia, pain-relieving interventions are not frequently used. Evidence based nursing. doi:10.1136/eb-2012-101205

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2013). Nonpharmacologic treatment of behavioral disorders in dementia. Current treatment options in neurology, 15(6), 765.doi: 10.1007/s11940-013-0257-2

Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2013). Smoking and mortality among persons aged 75-94. Preventive medicine, 56(3),185. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.12.009

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Dakheel-Ali, M., & Jensen, B. (2013). Predicting service use and intent to use services of older adult residents of two naturally occurring retirement communities. Social work research, 37(4), 313. doi: 10.1093/swr/svt026

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Garms-Homolová, V., & Bentwich, M. (2013). Migrant home attendants: Regulation and practice in 7 countries. American journal of public health, 103(12), e30. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301622

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Golander, H., & Heinik, J. (2013). Delusions and hallucinations in persons with dementia a comparison of the perceptions of formal and informal caregivers. Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology, 26(4), 251. doi: 10.1177/0891988713509136

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Juravel-Jaffe, A., Cohen, A., Rasooly, I., & Golander, H. (2013). Physicians’ practice and familiarity with treatment for agitation associated with dementia in Israeli nursing homes. International psychogeriatrics, 25(02), 236. doi:10.1017/S104161021200172X

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., Blumstein, Z., Shorek, A., Eyal, N., & Hazan, H. (2013). The Old, Old-Old, and the Oldest Old: Continuation or distinct categories? An examination of the relationship between age and changes in health, function, and wellbeing. The international journal of aging and human development, 77(1), 37. doi: 10.2190/AG.77.1.c

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., Malkinson, R., Bartur, L., & Hazan, H. (2013). Parental bereavement increases mortality in older persons. Psychological trauma: Theory, research, practice, and policy, 5(1), 84. doi: 10.1037/a0029011

Husebo, B. S., Ballard, C., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Seifert, R., & Aarsland, D. (2013). The response of agitated behavior to pain management in persons with dementia. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry. doi: org/10.1016/j.jagp.2012.12.006

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield PhD, A. B. P. P. (2013). Advances in alzheimer’s disease research: Implications forfamily caregiving. In Zarit, S. H., and Talley, R. C. (Eds.) (2013). doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5335-2_12

Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., Hazan, H., Shkolnik, T., Shorek, A., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2013). Between the subjective and the objective: How informative is subjective evaluation of memory among the Old-Old?. Clinical Gerontologist, 36(4), 294. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2013.788115

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The Herczeg Institute on Aging nitza-eyal

Address: 22 Hanesher Street,
Ramat Hasharon 4703040, Israel
Phone: +972-3-5404088
Mobile: +972-52-2753868
Fax: +972-3-5496771


Short Biography

Nitza Eyal graduated in clinical psychology and specialized in gerontology. She is a researcher, lecturer, and an academic editor of seminars on developmental issues during the second half of the life span. Mrs. Eyal has published numerous academic articles and has written seven books.

Fields of Interest

Life-span developmental psychology; psychology of aging; gender differences across the life-span; memory; changes and empowerment across the life-span; psychological aspects of time perspective.

Selected Publications

Yertzky, A., Lomranz, J., Feldman, J., Eyal, N., Kimchi, O. & Pinkeltov, B. (1988). Measuring depressive mood in hospitalized geriatric patients: Reliability and validity of the Depression Adjective Check List (DACL). The Clinical Gerontologist, 19(3), 25.

Lomranz, J., Eyal, N. & Shmotkin, D. (1992). Family support systems related to health status in the aged. Gerontologia, 56-57, 3-18 (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Eyal, N., & Shmotkin, D. (1992). Self-reported health in old age and its relationships with family support systems. Gerontologia, No. 56-57, 3 (Hebrew).

Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., & Lomranz, J. (1992). Motivations and attitudes of clinical psychologists regarding treatment of the elderly. Educational gerontology, 18, 177.

Eyal, N. (1993). Learning how to improve memory. Jerusalem: Eshel publications (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Eyal, N. (1993). A longitudinal study of depressive moods of men and women in several age groups during the Gulf war. IGerontologia, 61, 3. (Hebrew). Also in: J. Lomranz & G. Naveh (Eds.) (1004). Trauma and Old Age: Coping with the stress of the Gulf was. Jerusalem: JDC Brookdale Institute Pub., 13.

Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., & Lomranz, J. (1993). Differential characteristics of clinical psychologists treating younger and older clients. Clinical Gerontologist, 12, 3-16.

Eyal, N. (1994). A journey into memory. Tel Aviv: Maariv publications (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J. & Eyal, N. (1994). A longitudinal study of depressive moods of men and women in several age groups during the Gulf War. In J. Lomranz & G. Naveh, (Eds.). Trauma and old age: Coping with the stress of the Gulf War. A monograph. Jerusalem: Brookdale Press (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Hobfoll, S., Johnson, R., Eyal, N. & Zemach, M. (1994). A nation's response to attach: Israelis' depressive reaction to the Gulf war. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 7(1), 59-73.

Lomranz, J., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., & Friedman, A. (1994). Expectations for changes in midlife men. Social Behavior and Personality, 22, 111.

Eyal, N. (1996). Real time: The personal experience of time. Tel Aviv: Aryeh Nir Publishers (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., & Zohar, Y. (1996). Launching themes in Israeli fathers and mothers. Journal of Adult Development, 3, 159.

Eyal, N. (1997). As the river runs: A psychological journey. Tel Aviv: Aryeh Nir publishers (Hebrew).

Shmotkin, D., Lomranz, J., Eyal, N., & Zemach, M. (1999). The contribution of personal resources to physical and mental health: Looking into age and gender effects. Genetic, social, and general psychology monographs, 125, 5.

Eyal, N. (2000). The thinking dwarf: Psychology of thoughts. Tel Aviv, Aryeh Nir Publishing (Hebrew).

Lomranz, J., Becker, D., Eyal, N., Pines, A. & Mester, R. (2000). Attitudes towards Hormone replace treatment in a middle age sample of men and women. European journal of obstetrics gynecology and reproductive biology, 93(2), 199.

Becker, D., Lomranz, J., Pines, A., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., Benn Amitay, G., & Mester, R. (2001). Psychological distress around menopause. Psychosomatics, 42, 252-257.

Eyal, N., & Shmotkin, D. (2001). The depressive adjective check list (DACL) and its adaptation for assessing depressive mood among adult and elderly populations in Israel. Gerontologia, 28 (Issue 3-4), 119 (Hebrew).

Eyal, N., Bar-Tur, L. (2002). Psychotherapy with the aged: The reluctant therapist and the reluctant patient, Psycho-Actualia Journal, Spring, 24-28 (Hebrew).

Eyal, N. (2003). Cognition and aging. In A. Rozin (Editor in Chief). Aging and old age in Israel and around the globe. Jerusalem: Eshel publications (Hebrew).

Eyal, N. (2003). Psychological images. Tel Aviv: Aryeh Nir publishing (Hebrew).

Shmotkin, D., & Eyal, N. (2003). Psychological time in later life: Implications for counseling. Journal of counseling and development, 81, 259.

Eyal, N. (2004). The wonder of memory elusiveness and forgetting. Tel Aviv, Aryeh Nir publishers (Hebrew).

Eyal, N. (2005). Cognitive functioning of the oldest old: "They don't lose their head". Dorot, August, 18 (Hebrew).

Eyal, N. (2005). Health and space: Between the times in old-old age. Psycho-Actualia journal, October, 36.

Eyal, N. & Reichental, Y. (2006). Personal cognitive training in old age. Dorot, July 22 (Hebrew).

Gamliel, T., Reichental, Y., & Eyal, N. (2007). Intergenerational educational encounters: Part 2: Counseling implications of the model. Educational gerontology, 33(2), 145.

Blumstein, T., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., Shorek, A., & Lerner-Geva, L. (2008). A longitudinal evaluation of medication use among the old-old population in Israel. Research on aging, 30(1), 55.

Kavé, G., Eyal, N., Shorek, A., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2008). Multilingualism and cognitive state in the oldest old. Psychology and aging, 23(1), 70.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., Reichental, Y., & Hazan, H. (2010). A comparison of three types of autobiographical memories in Old-Old Age: First memories, pivotal memories and traumatic memories. Gerontology,56(6), 564.

Shmotkin, D., Lerner-Geva, L., Cohen-Mansfield, J., Blumstein, T., Eyal, N., Shorek, A., Kavé, G. & Hazan, H. (2010). Profiles of functioning as predictors of mortality in old age: The advantage of a configurative approach. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, 51(1), 68-75.

Cohen-Mansfield, J., Shmotkin, D., Blumstein, Z., Shorek, A., Eyal, N., & Hazan, H. (2013). The Old, Old-Old, and the Oldest Old: Continuation or distinct categories? An examination of the relationship between age and changes in health, function, and wellbeing. The international journal of aging and human development, 77(1), 37. doi: 10.2190/AG.77.1.c

Shmotkin, D., Eyal, N., Hazan, H., Shkolnik, T., Shorek, A., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2013). Between the subjective and the objective: How informative is subjective evaluation of memory among the Old-Old?. Clinical Gerontologist, 36(4), 294. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2013.788115

Shmotkin, D., Shrira, A., Eyal, N., Blumstein, T., & Shorek, A. (in press). The prediction of subjective wellness among the old-old: Implications for the "fourth age" conception. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.


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 The Department of Sociology and Anthropologyhaim hazan

Address: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology,
Tel Aviv University partment ress: hology,
Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Telefax: +972-3-6996973


Short Biography

Haim Hazan is Professor of sociology and social anthropology and associated with the Herczeg Institute on Aging. He published numerous articles and several books including "the Limbo People: A Study of the Constitution of the Time Universe among the Aged" (1980); "Paradoxical Community"(1990); "Managing Change in Old Age" (1992); "Old Age: Construction and Deconstruction" (1994); "From First Principles: An Experiment in Aging" (1996); and "Simulated Dreams: Israeli Youth and Virtual Zionism" (2001).

Prof. Hazan current work focuses on intergenerational relations and life stories.

Fields of Interest

Haim Hazan's main areas of interest and research cover the life course, time, cultural and interactional aspects of old age, total institutions, community, nationalism and collective memory.

Selected Publications

H. Hazan. The Limbo People - A Study of the Constitution of the Time Universe Among The Aged, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980 (Revised Hebrew edition published by Eshel, Jerusalem, 2003).

H. Hazan. Aging as a Social Phenomenon, Tel Aviv, Misrad Habitachon, 1984 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. Knowledge of Aging, Jerusalem, Academon, 1988 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. A Paradoxical Community, Greenwich, JAI Press, 1990.

H. Hazan. Managing Change in Old Age: The Control of Meaning in an Institutional Setting, New York, State University Press of New York, 1992.

H. Hazan. The Anthropological Discourse: Issues in the Study of Man and Culture,
Tel Aviv, Misrad Habitachon, 1992 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan Old Age: Constructions and Deconstructions, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994.

H. Hazan From First Principles: An Experiment in Ageing, Westport, CT., Bergin & Garvey,1996.

H. Hazan. Simulated Dreams: Israeli Youth and Virtual Zionism. New York: Berghahn Books, 2001.

H. Hazan and D. Monterescu. Twilight Nationalism: Life Stories of Arab and Jewish Elderly, Jerusalem, Van Leer (in press).

H. Hazan and E. Hertzog (eds.) Serendipity in Anthropological Research: The Nomadic Turn Research, London, Ashgate, 2012.

H. Hazan and A. Goldberg (eds.) Marking Evil: The Globalization of the Holocaust, Berghahn Books (accepted).

H. Hazan. "Loneliness and Isolation - Contradictory, Compatible and Complementary Phenomena", Gerontology, 1978, 11,1, pp. 115-118 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Loneliness and Segregation as an Interactional Foundation for Group Consciousness among the elderly", Gerontology, 1978, 28, pp. 50-54 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Continuity and Change in a Teacup: On the Symbolic Nature of Tea-Related Behavior among the Aged", The Sociological Review, 1980, 20 (N.S.), pp. 497-516.

H. Hazan. "Totality as an Adaptive Strategy - Two Case Studies of the Management of Powerlessness", Social Analysis, 1981, 2, pp. 63-76.

H. Hazan. "Adjustment and Control in an Old Age Home", in E. Marx (ed.), A Composite Portrait of Israel, London, Academic Press, 1981, pp. 239-256.

H. Hazan. "Beyond Disengagement - A Case Study of Segregation of the Aged", Human Organization, 1982, 41 (4), pp. 355-359.

H. Hazan. "Discontinuity and Identity: A Case Study of Reintegration Among the Aged", Research on Aging, 1983, 5 (4), pp. 473-490.

H. Hazan. "Religion in an Old Age Home: Symbolic Adaptation as a Survival Strategy", Ageing and Society, 1984, 4, pp. 137-156.

H. Hazan "Continuity and Transformation among the Aged: A Study in the Anthropology of Time", Current Anthropology, 1984, 35, pp. 367-378.

H. Hazan. "Temporal Conceptions of Community in a Sponsored Urban Setting", Urban Anthropology, 1984, 13, pp. 33-64.

H. Hazan. "Anthropology of Ageing: Directions and Challenges", in S. Bergman and
Y. Margolets (eds.), Ageing and Old Age in Israel, Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 1984, pp. 59-92 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Terminality Denied - On the Social Control of Death Among the Aged", Cambridge Anthropology, 1985, 10, pp. 1-14.

H. Hazan. "Body Image and Temporality among the Aged", Studies in Symbolic Interaction, 1986, 7, pp. 305-329.

H. Hazan. "Existential Boundaries in an Institutional Setting: The Case of the Aged", in Y. Kashti and M. Arieli (eds.), People in Institutions - The Israeli Scene, London, Freund, 1986, pp. 239-256.

H. Hazan. "Holding Time Still with Cups of Tea", in M. Douglas (ed.), Constructive Drinking, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1987, pp. 205-219.

H. Hazan. "Myth into Reality: Enacting Life Histories in an Institutional Setting",
in M. Busse and L. Maddox (eds.), Advances in Gerontology and Geriatrics, New York, Springer, 1987, pp. 441-448.

H. Hazan. "A Renewal Neighborhood as a Community: An Anthropological Analysis from a Social World Perspective", Megamot, 1988, 31, pp. 286-298 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Korperbild un Sozialer Kontext. Uber die Konstruktion Somatischer Erfahrungen", in Gockenjan/Von Kondratowitz (eds.), Alter und Alltag, Frankfurt, Suhrkamp Verlag, 1988, pp. 270-299 (German).

H. Hazan. "Between the Human and the Cultural", Machshavot, 1988, 57, pp. 31-38 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Course versus Cycle: On the Understanding of Understanding Old Age", Journal of Aging Studies, 1988, 1, pp. 1-19. Reprinted in J. Gubrium and K. Charnaz (eds.), Aging, Self and Community, Greenwich, JAI Press, 1992, pp. 3-14.

H. Hazan. "Victim into Sacrifice: The Old as a Symbolic Type", Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 1990, 5, pp. 79-84.

H. Hazan. "The Construction of Personhood among the Aged: A Comparative Study of Aging in Israel and England", in J. Sokolovsky (ed.), The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspective, New York, Bergin and Garvey, 1990, pp. 263-276.

H. Hazan. "Dimensions of Change", in P. Spencer (ed.), Anthropology and the Riddle of the Sphinx, London, Routledge, 1990, pp. 183-193.

H. Hazan. "Vice-Versa: An Anthropological Look at Learning in Old Age", Iyunim Behinuch, 1991, 5/6, pp. 95-105 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "'The Way We Were': Individual, Collectivity and Society in Tel-Aviv of 'Midsummer Blues'", in D. Nahmias and G. Menahem (eds.), Tel Aviv-Jaffa Studies, Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1993, pp. 261-280. (Hebrew) (translated).

H. Hazan. "Talking Community: The Rhetorical Construction of a Social Concept", Israel Social Science Research, 1994, 9, pp. 27-54.

H. Hazan. "The Ethnographer's Textual Presence: On Three Forms of Anthropological Authorship", Cultural Anthropology, 1995, 10 (3), pp. 395-406.

H. Hazan. "The Insignificant Other: How Social Marginality is Symbolically Constituted", Social Security, 1996, 4, pp. 72-88. (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Lost Horizons Regained: The Relevance of the Anthropology of Old Age to Understanding Contemporary Living", in A. Ahmed and C. Shore (eds.), The Future of Anthropology: Its Relevance to the Contemporary World, London, Athlone, 1996, pp. 203-227.

H. Hazan. "The Disguised Egg: Three Narratives of Culture", in Y. Kashti and R. Eizekovitz (eds.), Faces in the Mirror: Israeli Cultures in the 1990's, Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1996, pp. 11-35 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Another Place: Old Age Homes as a Site of Modernity", Gerontology, Special Issue: Old Age Institutions in Israel, 1997, 77, pp. 8-18 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan, A. Raz. "The Authorized Self: How Middle Age Defines Old Age in the Postmodern", Semiotica, 1997, 113, pp. 257-276.

H. Hazan. "On Cultural Erasure: Social Body and Collective Memory in Media Texts", in D. Caspi (ed.) Communication and Democracy in Israel, Tel-Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997, pp. 153-172 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "The Double Voice of the Third Age", in J. Lomranz (ed.) Handbook of Aging and Mental Health, New York, Plenum, 1998, pp. 183-197.

H. Hazan. "The Time of Place: An Anthropological Look on Rabin's Burial Ground", in M. Mautner, A. Sagi & R. Shamir (eds.) Multiculturalism in a Democratic and Jewish State, Ariel Rozen Zwi Memorial Book, Tel Aviv, Ramot, 1998, pp. 59-92 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Three Faces of the Holocaust: A Comparative Discussion of the Preparation of High School Students for Journeys to Poland", Panim, 1999, 11, pp. 66-75 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Terms of Visibility: Eldercare in an Aging Nation State - The Israeli Case",

Journal of Family Issues, 2000, 21 (6), pp. 733-751.

H. Hazan. "Rabin's Burial Ground: Revisiting the Zionist Myth", in Y. Peri (ed.) Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 2000, pp. 227-244.

H. Hazan. "Between the Times: The Body of Israeli Identity", Zmanim, 68-69, 2000, pp. 146-154 (Hebrew).

40. H. Hazan. "The Anthropological Study of the Elderly: Some Basic Points", Gerontology, 2001, 28 (vol. 3-4), pp. 263-275 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "That’s How We Were: Individual, Group, and Collective Memory in the Tel Aviv of ‘Late Summer Blues’", in H. Herzog and E. Ben-Rafael, Language and Communication in Israel, Piscataway: Transaction Publishers, 2001, pp. 53-75.

H. Hazan. "Aging in the Global Village", in Y. Brik, (Ed.) Politics of Old Age, Tel-Aviv, Hakibbutz Hameuchad Eshel, 2002, pp. 30-50 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "The Home over the Hill: Towards a Modern Cosmology of Institutionalization", Journal of Aging Studies, 2002, (16) 4, pp. 323-344.

H. Hazan. "Re-membered Bodies - Dis-membered Selves: The Discourse of the Institutionalized Old". In L. Anderson (ed.) Cultural Gerontology: Westport, Conn. 2002, pp. 207-220.

H. Hazan. "From Hopeless Future to Futureless Hope: Temporality among the aged", in R. Jacoby and G. Keinan (eds.) Between Stress and Hope, Westport, Conn & London, Praeger, 2003, pp. 251-274.

H. Hazan. "Anthropology of Old Age" In A. Rosin (ed.) Aging and Old Age: Israeli and Universal Perspectives. Jerusalem: Eshel. 2003, pp. 575-713 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Disposable Children: On the Role of Offspring in the Construction of Conjugal Support in Later Life", in V. Bengtson & A. Loewenstein (eds.) Global Aging and Challenges of Families, Aldine de Gruyter, 2003, pp. 159-174.

H. Hazan. The Body Sociological: On the Status of Somatic Representations, Israeli Sociology, 2003, 5 (1), pp. 219-230 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan & T. Lev. The Enchantment of Evil, Panim, 2003, 26, pp. 130-144 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan and T. Gamliel. Death Procession: Rituals of Self-Death in an Old Age Home, Israeli Sociology, 2003, 2, pp. 395-41 (Hebrew).

T. Gamliel and H. Hazan Stigma as Reputation: On Self Identity in Two Old Age Institutions, Gerontology, 2003, 30 (3), pp. 31-45 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan & T. Gamliel. Dignity Transitions: Death rituals - symbolism in the life of the elderly, Studies in Symbolic Interactions, 2004, 27, pp. 207-234.

H. Hazan & D. Monterescu. "The City of the Forking Paths: The Personal, the Urban and the National in Life Stories of Arab and Jewish Elderly People in Yafo" in D. Nachmias and G. Menahem (eds.) Tel-Aviv-Yafo Studies: Social Processes and Public Policy, 2005. Tel-Aviv, Dyonon Publishing, pp. 175-206 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "Beyond Discourse: Recognising Bare Life Among the Very Old" in J. L. Powell & A. Wahidin (eds.) Foucault and Aging, 2006, New-York, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 157-170.

T. Gamliel & H. Hazan. "The Meaning of Stigma: Identity Construction in Two Old Age

Institutions", Ageing and Society, 2006, 26: 355-371.

H. Hazan. "What does Agamben Expose?" Israeli Sociology, 2007, 8: 349-353 (Hebrew).

H. Hazan. "The Return of the Old Savage: The Old as Other in Anthropological Discourse", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 2009, 29: 60-72.

H. Hazan "Byond Dialogue: Entering the Fourth Space in Old Age" in Ricca Edmonson and Hans-Joachin Kondratovitz (eds.) Valuing Older People: A Humanistic Approach to Aging, Bristol, The Policy Press, 2009, pp. 91-104.

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Department of Nursing, School of Public Healthgolander

Address: School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Phone: +972-3-6416223
Fax: +972-3-6416995


Short biography

Professor Hava Golander is an active retired Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing at the Tel Aviv University and a member of several scientific committees on aging policy in Israel. Former Head Department of Nursing at the Tel Aviv University and the head of Graduate and Doctoral programs. A Graduate of Hadassah School of Nursing, B.A. in Nursing from Tel Aviv University, M.A. from Duke University Geriatric Nursing in the United States.

Prof. Golander acquired her Anthropological education in doctoral studies at the Tel Aviv University. Served as regional clinical supervisor for chronic diseases and geriatrics. She has a long experience in teaching and research in the geriatric nursing and elderly care policies. Served as the editor in chief of the journal Gerontology. She was awarded the E. W. Busse research award for excellence in social-behavioral research in Gerontology (2005) presented at the International Association of Gerontology .

Fields of Interest

Geriatric nursing; Living with chronic illness; Dementia; History of nursing and Geriatrics in Israel; Health policy - for older people.


Selected Publications

Golander, H., & Raz, A. (1996). The mask of dementia: Images of “demented residents” in a nursing home. Aging and Society, 16(5), 269-285.

Golander, H. (1995). As the end approaches: Social life of the disabled in a geriatric ward. Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, Hebrew University.

Golander, H & Brick, Y.(Eds.). (2005). A mission of compassion and brotherhood: The story of Malben – Joint in Israel 1949-1975. Jerusalem: Eshel publications. (English version 2008)

Golander, H., & Brick, Y. (2003). Services for the aged in Israel: An historical perspective. In: A. Rozin (Ed.). Aging and the Aged in Israel (pp. 17- 61). Jerusalem: Eshel and Beyalik Publ. (Hebrew)

Golander, H. & Levi, S. (2010) Teaching geriatric nursing within various educational programs: Needs, trends, achievements and reflections. Gerontology. 37(1): 85-102. (Hebrew).

Alon, S., Golander, H., & Carmal, S. (2013). The implication of ageism on elderly people’s everyday life. In: I. Doron (Ed.) Ageism in the Israeli Society - The Social Construction of Old Age (pp 67-93). Jerusalem, Van Lir Institute. Hakibbutz Hameuchad Pub (Hebrew).



The school of physiological sciencekreitler

Address: The school of physiological science,
Tel Aviv University,
Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Phone: +972-3-5227185, +972-3-6408728
Fax: +972-3-5225371


Short biography
Professor at Tel Aviv University & Sheba Hospital. Head of the Psychooncology Research Center at Sheba - Tel Ha'Shomer Hospital Professor of Psychology at Tel Aviv University In the past Head of Psychooncology Unit at Tel Aviv Medical center

Fields of Interest
Psychosocial correlates of oncological diseases, focusing on neurological involvement and complications. Special emphasis is on diseases with brain damage due to tumors, surgery, or radiotherapy. Subjects are individuals of all ages, ranging from children to elderly patients. Research topics include also brain damage due to senility, Alzheimer, and CVA.