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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)
AIM This article is a report of a study of the impact of caring for abused women on nurses' professional and personal life experiences. BACKGROUND Encountering abused women can have emotional, cognitive and behavioural influences on nurses, known as vicarious traumatization. They may feel incompetent to deal with such an overwhelming problem and may avoid(More)
Women with a history of physical or emotional abuse demonstrate a higher incidence of medical disorders but may be reluctant to disclose the abuse to health care providers. The present study explored whether measures of health status may serve as an indication of violence against women. Sixty-two Druze women (18-50 years old) completed health status (SF-36(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)
OBJECTIVE Sharing qualitative research findings with participants, namely member-check, is perceived as a procedure designed to enhance study credibility and participant involvement. It is rarely used, however, and its methodological usefulness and ethical problems have been questioned. This article explores benefits and risks in applying member-check when(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)
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)
The present explorative study was designed as a qualitative evaluation of the psycho-oncology services (POS) available at a psycho-oncology institution (POI) in Germany. The study focused on barriers to using these services. Seven focus groups and five complementary individual interviews were conducted with POS users, their relatives, and POS non-users from(More)
PURPOSE To explore the way in which asymptomatic women diagnosed with mutation in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes give meaning to their family scripts and to the dialectic between being concurrently healthy and at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, vis-a-vis their way of coping with risks. METHODS Seventeen asymptomatic Israeli women diagnosed as BRCA1 or 2(More)
This qualitative study examines the impact of working with intimate partner violence on therapists' marital relationships and gender identity. Data were collected by in-depth semistructured interviews with 14 experienced women social workers working in domestic violence treatment centers in Israel. Findings indicate that the boundaries between workers'(More)