Hanan AboJabel, Ph.D.
Hanan AboJabel has recently started her post-doctoral fellowship in the department. 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.
- 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., & 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. & 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