Merav Ben Natan

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Recruitment problems are one of the main reasons for the shortage of nurses in Israel and elsewhere. The purpose of this study is to clarify factors affecting choice of ideal careers and nursing careers among the general population. A questionnaire constructed by McCabe et al. (2005) was administered to 309 men and women aged 18-50. Data were analyzed by(More)
Scant attention has been paid to the decision-making process of caregivers in disclosing bad news to patients. The purpose of this study was to describe factors influencing this process and to ascertain whether physicians and nurses behave differently, based on Ajzen and Fishbein's (1980) theory of reasoned action (TRA). In this correlational quantitative(More)
The purpose of the current study was to identify and analyse major variables affecting intended decisions of nursing staff to physically restrain elder residents of long-term care facilities. The study explored whether a research model constructed of staff characteristics and resident characteristics would prove useful for predicting behavioural intentions.(More)
AIM The aim of the present study is to compare the attitudes of nursing students and nurses working in maternity wards towards late abortions performed after the 16th week of pregnancy and to identify the factors influencing their attitudes. METHODS A quantitative design was employed in this descriptive study, using two convenience samples: 100 nurses(More)
The purpose of the study is to examine whether the model based on the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) succeeds in predicting mothers' intention to vaccinate their daughters against the human papilloma virus infection. Questionnaires were distributed among convenience sample of 103 mothers of daughters 18 years and younger. Approximately 65% of mothers(More)
AIM To investigate factors affecting women's intention to smoke during pregnancy. DESIGN A descriptive, correlational, cross-sectional study, employing the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB). METHODS A questionnaire that was constructed based on a literature review of research on smoking during pregnancy and on the TPB was administered to 201 Israeli(More)
AIM This study examined whether the Theory of Planned Behavior adds significantly to the prediction of intention and actual blood donation of the general Israeli population. BACKGROUND In most developed countries and in Israel in particular there is a chronic shortage of blood for transfusions. This raises questions about methods of increasing blood(More)
Nurses deliver most of Israel's healthcare services, yet its nurse per population ratio is only 5.9 per 1000, one of the lowest in the developed world. For several years, the managers of the profession have been pushing to upgrade nursing and to move it into the academic sphere. The semiskilled qualification of the practical nurse has been eliminated and(More)
AIM To explore the views of the Israeli public on expanding the authority of nurses and identify factors affecting these views. BACKGROUND New advanced nursing roles are currently being introduced and nursing is undergoing dynamic change. Public views on expanding the authority of nurses and factors affecting public views await investigation. METHOD In(More)
A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted to explore disclosure decisions regarding potential HIV infection by men who have sex with men (MSM). The sample consisted of 104 Israeli MSM. A questionnaire based on the theory of reasoned action was used for data determination. The questionnaire deals with beliefs, attitudes, and disclosure intentions.(More)