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Dr. Shiri Shinan Altman

Chair of The Supplementary Study Program for a Master's Degree
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shiri.altman@biu.ac.il
Fields of Interest

Social work in the health care system; Health and illness; Chronic conditions; Care for the elderly

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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., & Levkovich, I. (2021). Emotional reactions towards COVID-19 among persons with diabetes.  International Health.

Abo-Rass, F., Werner, P., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2021). Cognitive illness representations among Israeli Arabs diagnosed with depression and their relationship with health-related quality of life. International Journal of Social Psychiatry.

Levkovich, I., Shinan-Altman, S., Essar Schvartz, N., & Alperin, M. (2021). Depression and health-related quality of life among elderly patients during the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel: A cross‐sectional study. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 12, 2150132721995448.

Levkovich, I., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2021). Managing the emotional aspects of compassion fatigue among teachers in Israel: A qualitative study. Journal of Education for Teaching, 1-14.

Sternberg, S.A., Shinan-Altman, S., Volicer, L., Casarett, D.J., & van der Steen, J.T. (2021). Palliative care in advanced dementia: A tale of three countries. Geriatrics.

Schiff, M., Shinan-Altman, S., & Rossene, H. (2021). Israeli health care social workers’ personal and professional concerns during COVID-19 pandemic crisis: The work–family role conflict. The British Journal of Social Work.

Ayalon, L., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2021). Ayalon, L., & Shinan‐Altman, S. (2021). Tension between reality and visions: Lessons from an evaluation of a training program of paid elder care workers. Health & Social Care in the Community.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Katzav, K.O. (2020). The relationship between illness representations, alexithymia, coping strategies and subjective well-being among persons with asthma. Journal of Asthma. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2020.1741610

Werner, P., Gur A., Porat, A. Zubedat, M., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2020). Medical students' help-seeking recommendations for a person with Alzheimer's disease: Relationships with knowledge and stigmatic beliefs. Educational Gerontology, 46(5), 294-302.

Abo-Rass, F., Werner, P., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2020). Self-stigma formation process among younger and older Israeli Arabs diagnosed with depression. Aging & Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1758901

Shinan-Altman, S., & Levkovich, I. (2020). Are daily stressors associated with happiness in old age? The contribution of coping resource. International Journal of Gerontology, 14(4), 293-297.

Abo-Rass, F., Shinan-Altman, S., & Werner, P. (2020). Health-related quality of life among Israeli Arabs diagnosed with depression: The role of illness representations, self-stigma, self-esteem, and age. Journal of Affective Disorders, 274, 282-288.

Shinan-Altman, S., Levkovich, I., & Tavori, G. (2020). Healthcare utilization among breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. Palliative & Supportive Care, 1-7.

Ben-Harush, A., Ayalon, L., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2020). Turning community elder care into a profession: Insights from developers, employers and supervisors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(16), 5867.

Abo-Rass, F., Shinan-Altman, S., & Werner, P. (2020). Depression Illness Representations Among Arabs in Israel: a Qualitative Study Comparing Younger and Older Adults. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology35(4), 353-366.‏

Levkovich, I., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2020). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stress and emotional reactions in Israel: A mixed-methods study. International Health, 13(4), 358-366.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Levkovich, I. (2020). COVID-19 precautionary behavior: The Israeli case in the initial stage of the outbreak. BMC Public Health, 20(1), 1-7

Levkovich, I., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2020). Emotional reactions and subjective health status during the COVID-19 pandemic in Israel: The mediating role of perceived susceptibility. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 26(1), 75-84.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Levkovich, I. COVID-19 precautionary behavior among Israeli breast cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer, 29(7), 4075-4080

Shinan-Altman, S., Levkovich, I., Porat, A.,  & Alperin, M. (2020). The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on older adults’ experiences with healthcare services. Journal of Social Policy.

Levkovich, I., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2020). The impact of gender on emotional  reactions, perceived susceptibility and perceived knowledge about COVID-19 among the Israeli public. International Health.

Halperin-Kates, A.,* & Shinan-Altman, S. (2020). What are the explaining factors for adherence to treatment among parents of children with Type 1 diabetes? Society &Welfare. [Hebrew].

Shinan-Altman, S., & Werner, P. (2019). Illness representations of dementia: a scoping review. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 14,179-193.

Shinan-Altman, S., Gum, A., & Ayalon, L. (2019). Moving to a continuing care retirement community or staying in the community? A comparison between American and Israeli older adults. Journal of Applied Gerontologydoi: 10.1177/0733464819879015

Shinan-Altman, S., & Afuta-Goldstein, S. (2019). Contribution of the self-regulation model to understanding the health related quality of life of rheumatoid arthritis patients. Quality of Life Research, 1-10.‏

Gagin, R., HaGani, N., Zigelboim, E., & Shinan-Altman, S. (2019). Patient-initiated  second opinions during acute hospital care. Patient Experience Journal6(3), 66-73.‏

Shinan-Altman, S., Soskolne, V., & Ayalon, L. (2019). Becoming a home care worker: Job seekers' push and pull factors. Research on Aging. doi: /10.1177/0164027519886176.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Perceptions of older residents and their adult children regarding continuing care retirement community staff. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 37(3), 289-309.‏

Gagin, R., HaGani, N., Shinan-Altman, S., & Roguin, A. (2018). Coping with depression and anxiety among heart failure patients. Harefua, 257(2), 2-6. [Hebrew].

Shinan-Altman, S., & Werner, P. (2018). Subjective age and its correlates among middle aged and older adults. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 88(1), 3-21.

Shinan-Altman, S., Cohen, M., Rasmussen, V., Turnell, A., & Butow, P. (2018). Burnout among psychosocial oncologists in Israel: The direct and indirect effects of job demands and job resources. Palliative & Supportive Care, 16(6), 677-684.

Shinan-Altman, S., Riabzev, A., & Ayalon, L. (2018). Mixed motivations to provide formal care to older adults: Lessons from a training program. International Psychogeriatrics, 31(3), 341-349. 

Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2017). If I am not for myself, who is for me? The experiences of older migrant home care recipients during their hospitalization. Aging & Mental Health, 21(2), 182-189.

Shinan-Altman, S. (2017). Medical social workers' perceptions of obesity. Journal of Social Work,17(3), 343-357. doi: 10.1177/1468017316644696.

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, 32(12), e100-e106.

Shinan-Altman, S. (2017). Social work and nursing students' intentions to provide end-of-life care. Social Work Education,37(1), 108-118.

Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2017). Perceived control among migrant live-in and local live-out home care workers in Israel. Aging & Mental Health, 23(2), 189-195.

Shamir, H., Shinan-Altman, S., & Ayalon, L. (2017). Perceptions of successful aging and good death among older adults facing the end of life in a skilled nursing facility. Social & Welfare, 37(4), 779-804. [Hebrew].

Shinan-Altman, S., Werner, P., & Cohen, M. (2016). The connection between illness representations of Alzheimer’s disease and burnout among social workers and nurses: A mixed-methods investigation. Aging and Mental Health, 20(4), 352-361. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1008983.

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].

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., 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.

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

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.

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., 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. [in 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.

Courses
7616202 Scientific Reading and Writing
7630501 Psycho-social aspects of health and illness
7634102 Research Seminar
7657301 Social Work in the Health System
7664001 Health and Illness
7674101 Issues of Health and Disease Situations
Research
  • Social work in the health care system
  • Mental, behavioral and social factors in health and illness
  • Dealing with chronic conditions (sick people, family members, professionals)
  • Formal and informal care for the elderly

Last Updated Date : 10/10/2021