Dr. Michal Itzhaki

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Dr. Michal Itzhaki
Phone: 03-6405461
External phone: 03-6409222
Office: Health Professions, 307א


Senior lecturer, Department of Nursing, Tel Aviv University

Head, Generic B.A. Nursing Program, Tel Aviv University


Emotional Management, Cultural Competence and Decision-Making

My research focuses on emotions and  emotional management of patients and caregivers in complex care situations. I explore the feelings experienced by healthcare workers and patients and how they cope with differences between expected emotions and experienced emotions in life-threatening situations (emergency and disaster) and in the treatment of mental patients and terminal illnesses. Investigation of the emotions experienced by nurses and how they cope with these emotions includes attention to caring and emotional resilience. My research findings form the basis for developing intervention programs aimed at efficient emotional management, which includes both positive and negative emotions as well as raising the caregiver/patient's sense of resilience and emotional support. Moreover, I examine the perceptions and knowledge of caregivers and patients concerning chronic illness, end of life, and the effects of treatment on the caregiver, patient, and family members. I use a mixed methods design that combines qualitative and quantitative research methods.


Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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