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This article is a review of the literature on intergenerational transmission of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from fathers to sons in families of war veterans. The review addresses several questions: (1) Which fathers have a greater tendency to transmit their distress to their offspring? (2) What is transmitted from father to child? (3) How is the(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the piling evidence supporting the effectiveness of psychiatric medication, research has consistently shown that only about half of those administered treatment actually take it as prescribed. The purpose of the present study was to explore why and how people with a serious mental illness (SMI) choose to stop taking prescribed medication.(More)
BACKGROUND Empathy is an outcome-relevant physician characteristic and thus a crucial component of high-quality communication in health care. However, the factors that promote and inhibit the development of empathy during medical education have not been extensively researched. Also, currently there is no explicit research on the perspective of practicing(More)
BACKGROUND Coping with cancer is affected by cultural norms, beliefs, and perceptions. To date, only a few studies have examined how Arab women cope with breast cancer and how the illness affects their lives. We aimed to study how Arab women perceive and ascribe meaning to their illness and its personal, familial, and social implications and to examine(More)
This qualitative study examines the roles enacted by adolescents who lived with interparental violence and the impact of such roles on the formation of their identity. The study sample was composed of 21 Israeli-born Jewish youths ages 13-18 years. Data analysis revealed an emic perspective on the roles enacted by youths at various points in the development(More)
BACKGROUND This study examines the nature of disparities in cardiovascular risk by exploring chronic stressors and other cardiovascular risk factors on youth of African descent who are integrating into an industrialized society. METHODS Qualitative data on cardiovascular risk and acclimation to the dominant society were collected from three groups of key(More)
STUDY AIM Physician empathy constitutes an outcome-relevant aim of medical education. Yet, the factors promoting and inhibiting physician empathy have not yet been extensively researched, especially in Germany. In this study, we explored German medical students' views of the factors promoting and inhibiting their empathy and how their experiences were(More)
Purpose Empathy-trainings, which are (a) theory-based, (b) for all healthcare professionals (HCPs), (c) for all stages of edu-cation/training and, (d) focused on experienced-based learning, are still rare. This German-Israeli study describes the format of an innovative empathy-training, incorporating these elements. Evaluations of eight train-ings with(More)
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