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 nursingand 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).