Hanan Abu Jabel
Hanan AboJabel has recently started her post-doctoral fellowship in the department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, University Medical Gottingen, Germany. Her research is titled: “Moral and social attitudes of experts and family caregivers of people with dementia towards co-intelligent monitoring and assistive systems in dementia care (CIMADeC): A cross-cultural study”. The research is conducted in close cooperation with new project titled, “Ethical and social issues of co-intelligent sensory dementia Care (EIDEC)” conducted by Prof. Schicktanz and an interdisciplinary group. Hanan will be bring to the project a new, innovative, and cross-cultural perspective by comparing the attitudes of German and Israeli experts and family caregiver of people with dementia toward CIMADeC. She was a recipient of the Minerva Stiftung Post-Doctoral Fellowship for her research.
Hanan received her B.A. in Sociology and Education in 2009 and her M.A. in Gerontology in 2014 from the University of Haifa, Israel. From 2015- 2019 she wrote her PhD at the department of Community Mental Health, in the same university. Her doctoral thesis (Advisor: Prof. Perla Werner) focused on understanding the relationship between caregiving burden and family stigma among primary caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the Arab community in Israel.
- Cross-cultural comparative bioethics.
- Psycho-social aspects in dementia.
- Mental illnesses and aging.
- Mental health and ethnicity.
- Minerva Fellowship - Funded by the Federal Ministery for Education and Research and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, 2020.
- Minerva Short-Term Research Grant- Funded by the Federal Ministery for Education and Research and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, 2020
- Excellence scholarship for doctoral students from the Planning & Budgeting Committee, Israel, 2015.
List of Publications
- Abojabel, H., Kermel Schiffman, I., & Werner, P. (2020). The Arabic and Hebrew versions of The Caregiving Ambivalence Scale (CAS): Examining its reliability, validity, and correlates among Israeli caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Aging and Mental Health, doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2020.1715341
- AboJabel, H., Letzter-Pouw., & Cohen, M. (2015). The relationship between emotion control, depression, and physical symptoms among Jewish and Arab elderly people in Israel (in Hebrew). Gerontology, 42(1), 59-80.
- AboJabel, H., & Werner, P. (2016) Exploring family stigma among caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's disease: The experiences of Israeli Arab caregivers. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Reacher and Practice, 18(1), 391-408. doi: 10.1177/1471301216673920
- Werner, P., & AboJabel H. (2020). Perceptions about and engagement in behaviors to reduce the risk of dementia among adult persons in Israel. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 78(3), 1011-1017.
- Werner, P., AboJabel, H. & Maxfield, M. (2020). Conceptualization, measurement and correlates of dementia worry: A systematic review. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 92, 104246. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2020.104246
- Werner, P., & AboJabel, H. (2019). Who internalizes courtesy stigma and how? A study among Israeli Arab family caregivers of persons with dementia. Aging & Mental Health, 24(7), 1153-1160. doi:10.1080/13607863.2019.1584790
- Werner, P., AboJabel, H. (2018). Can drawings help assessing dementia caregivers' burden? A preliminary study. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Reacher and Practice. doi:10.1177/1471301218782508
- Werner, P., AboJabel, H., Cohen Saban, H., Kermel-Schiffman, I., Idilbi, N., Engel A., Malka-Zeevi, H., Dwolatzky, T., & Dudkiewicz, M. (2020). Valisating the Hebrew version of the person-centered care of older people with cognitive impairment in acute care scale, Journal of Nursing Management, doi:10.1111/jonm.13177
- Werner, P., AboJabel, H., Reuveni, Y., & Prilutzki, D. (2017). Stigmatic beliefs towards a person with Alzheimer’s disease among high school students: Does majority-minority status make a difference? Educational Gerontology, 43(12), 609-618. doi:10.1080/03601277.2017.1376461
- Werner, P., Kermel Schiffman, I., David, D. & AboJabel, H. (2017). Newspapers' coverage of Alzheimer`s disease: Comparing online newspapers in Hebrew and Arabic across time. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Reacher and Practice, 18(4), 1554-157. doi: 10/1177/1471301217717062.