Dr. Shiri Shinan Altman

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Coordinator of the rehabilitation and health Supplementary Study Program
Dr. Shiri Shinan Altman
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EDUCATION

Institution

Degree

Year

University of Haifa

B.A. Social Work

2002

University of Haifa

M.A. Social Work

2007

University of Haifa

Ph.D. Social Work

2013

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS:

2017-PI (with Prof. Perla Werner). Dementia friends- evaluation research.

2016- co-PI (with Prof. Liat Ayalon). Community caregivers for older adults- evaluation research. National Insurance Institute of Israel. 

2015- PI (with Prof. Varda Soskolne and Prof. Liat Ayalon). Barriers to pursuing a home care career among job seekers. National Insurance Institute of Israel. 

2012- Doctorate scholarship

2010- Award from Emda –The Alzheimer's Association of Israel – for doctoral research proposal

2008- An M.A. thesis Research Award in memory of Prochovnik from the Israel Gerontological Society

2007- An M.A. thesis Award from Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute of Gerontology and Adult Human Development, and ESHEL-The Association for the Planning and Development of Services for the Aged in Israel

2006- Scholarship from the Dean of Graduate Studies – Excellence in M.S.W

Publications

Shinan-Altman, S., & Werner, P. (in press). Subjective age and its correlates among middle aged and older adults. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Shinan-Altman, S., Cohen, M., Rasmussen, V., Turnell, A., & Butow, P. (in press). Burnout among psychosocial oncologists in Israel: The direct and indirect effects of job demands and job resources. Palliative & Supportive Care

Shamir, H., Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (in press). Perceptions of successful aging and good death among older adults facing the end of life in a skilled nursing facility. Social & Welfare. (Hebrew).

Gagin, R., HaGani, N., Shinan-Altman, S., & Roguin, A. (in press). Coping with depression and anxiety among heart failure patients. Harefua (Hebrew).

Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2017). Perceived control among migrant live-in and local live-out home care workers in Israel. Aging & Mental Health.

Shinan-Altman, S. (2017). Social work and nursing students' intentions to provide end-of-life care. Social Work Education.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Werner, P. (2017). Is there an association between help-seeking for early detection of Alzheimer's disease and illness representations of this disease among the lay public? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Shinan-Altman, S. (2016). Medical social workers' perceptions of obesity. Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1177/1468017316644696.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2016). Perceptions of older residents and their adult children regarding continuing care retirement community staff. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2015). If I am not for myself, who is for me? The experiences of older migrant home care recipients during their hospitalization. Aging & Mental Health.

Shinan-Altman, S., Werner, P., & Cohen, M. (2015). The connection between illness representations of Alzheimer’s disease and burnout among social workers and nurses: A mixed-methods investigation. Aging and Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1008983

Gagin, R., Shinan-Altman, S., Shilat, A., & Bar-Sela, G. (2014). Who will take care of the   caregiver? Interventions with families’ members who take care of palliative patients. Palliative Medicine and Nursing, 1(1), 1-10.

Shinan-Altman, S., Werner, P., & Cohen, M. (2014). Social workers’ and nurses’ illness representations about Alzheimer disease: An exploratory study. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders28(1), 73-78. 

Gagin, R., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2014). Compassion in the use of social workers caring for elderly patients at the end of life care.  Gerontology41(1), 7-13. Hebrew.

Gagin, R., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2012). Is work beneficial to good health? Social Work in Health Care51(4), 296-311.

Cohen, M., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2011). A cross-cultural study of nursing aides' attitudes to elder abuse in nursing homes. International Psychogeriatrics23(8), 1213-21. 

Gagin, R., Unger-Arnov, Y., Shinan-Altman, S., & Tessler, A. (2011). The suffering is similar—is the treatment equal? An intervention with Arab terror injured. Social Work in Health Care50(5), 376-389.

Gagin, R., Unger-Arnov, Y., Ben-Meir, Z., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2010). Continuity in dealing with trauma injured: From immediate intervention next the event to ongoing treatment. In F. Azaiza, N. Nachmias & M. Cohen (Eds.), Social services, health and education during emergencies - lessons from second Lebanon war (pp. 279-293). Haifa: Pardes. Hebrew.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Cohen, M. (2009). Nursing aides' attitudes to elder abuse in nursing homes: The effect of work stressors and burnout. The Gerontologist49(5), 674-684.  

 

Non-referred Publication

Shinan-Altman, S.  (in press). Book review: Being mortal – illness, medicine, and what matters in the end. Social & Welfare (Hebrew)

Shinan-Altman, S. (in press). Professional burnout among social workers. The Hebrew Encyclopedia.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Cohen, M. (2009). Multi-cultural competency -working with the elderly. Dorot, 26-27.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

Shinan-Altman, S., & Cohen, M. (February, 2008). Nursing Aides Attitudes towards Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes. The Biennial Conference of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Gagin, R. (June, 2010).  An Opportunity to Identify Abused Elderly: Are We Taking Advantage of It?  Poster presented at the 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Dublin, Ireland.

Shinan-Altman, S., Werner, P., & Cohen, M. (February, 2012). Alzheimer Disease Illness Representations among Social Workers and Nurses. The Biennial Conference of The Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S., Werner, P., & Cohen, M. (February, 2012). Alzheimer Disease Illness Representations among Social Workers and Nurses. The 27th  International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International, London, United Kingdom.

Shinan-Altman, S., Gagin, R., & Bar-Sela, G. (February, 2013). Who Will Take Care of the Caregiver? Interventions with Families’ Members who Take Care of Palliative Patients. The Annual Conference of the Israeli Association of Palliative Care, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S., Werner, P., & Cohen, M.  (January 2014). The Connection between Alzheimer’s Disease  Illness Representations and Professionals Burnout among Social Workers and Nurses. The Biennial Conference of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Gagin, R. (January 2014). Creating Social Work Services in the Hospital Outpatient Settings. The Medical Social Workers Conference. Jerusalem, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Gagin, R. (November, 2014). Don't stop- Initiative medical social work. Social Workers Conference. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Gagin, R. (February, 2015). Is work beneficial to good health? ESPAnet Conference. Be'er Sheve, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S. (September, 2015). Factors influencing the intention of students to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities. The Annual Conference of the Israeli Association of Palliative Care, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (November, 2015). Hospitalized older adults' perceptions about family and paid caregivers as treatment providers. The Gerontological Society of America's 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, USA.

Ayalon, L., & Shinan-Altman, S. (November, 2015). Intergenerational perspectives on autonomy following a transition to a continuing care retirement community. The Gerontological Society of America's 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, USA.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (February, 2016). Hospitalized older adults' perceptions about family and paid caregivers as treatment providers. The Biennial Conference of the Israel Gerontological Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

Invited talks:  

Shinan-Altman, S. (April, 2015). Nursing aides' attitudes to elder abuse in nursing homes. Ministry of Health. Tel Aviv, Israel.

Shinan-Altman, S. (March, 2016). Socio-psychological aspects of Alzheimer's disease. workshop on "Dementia, structural stigma and the law". University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.

Courses

7610603  Introduction to social work intervention
7657301 Social work in the health system
7664001 Health and Illness
7664301 Methods of intervention with the elderly
7674101 Issues of health and disease situations