To Be a Doctor in Jerusalem: Life under Threat of Terrorism

  title={To Be a Doctor in Jerusalem: Life under Threat of Terrorism},
  author={Yishai Ofran and Shaden Salameh Giryes},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
In 1948, when the state of Israel was established, Jerusalem was divided between Israel and Jordan, not through any deep reflective process, but merely because of the positions of the opposing armies at the time. Consequently, Mount Scopus, the location of the Hebrew University campus, established on 1 April 1925, and Hadassah University hospital, became an Israeli enclave in the midst of an Arab population. But a university and a hospital could not function under these conditions. Consequently… 

Palliative Care in Situations of Conflict: Lessons From Jerusalem

  • N. Cherny
  • Political Science, Medicine
    The American journal of hospice & palliative care
  • 2006
Clinicians delivering palliative care in situations of political conflict confront challenges, including the disruption of infrastructure, bias, distrust and enmity, clinician and patient safety, and abuse of health care resources by combatants.

A Doctor's Duties in Terror-Struck Communities.

  • Y. Ofran
  • Medicine
    The virtual mentor : VM
  • 2004
A physician at a large hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, describes his encounters with racism and ethnic tensions when working with both Arab and Israeli patients. Virtual Mentor is a monthly bioethics

Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archive

In this issue, Gilbey and Spivey discuss the extreme ethical and personal challenges of caring for Syrian refugees in a hospital in Safed, Israel, in a time of conflict and terrorism.

Maintaining medical neutrality in conflict zones.

The physician's duty to provide emergency treatment to combatants on both sides in an armed conflict persists, even in the context of today's asymmetrical warfare where not everyone plays by the

Celebrating the ACP Centennial: From the Annals Archive

This issue of Annals of Internal Medicine reports the results of a randomized trial of multitarget therapy as induction therapy for lupus nephritis, which concluded that addition of azathioprine to prednisone did not improve outcomes.

Student Nurses' Care of Terrorists and Their Victims

Key words: code of ethics; rejected patients; terrorism; terrorist victims; terrorists; values