Funded Pilot Studies

Call for Application – Funding End of Life Pilot Studies 


Study title


Investigators’  affiliations

Shared decision-making at end-of-life care for end stage renal disease patients in Israel


Daniel Sperling

Wassiem Abu Hatoum

University of Haifa

Diet Quality and Successful Aging: An Israeli Cohort Study


Yariv Gerber

Yael Benyamini

Uri Goldbourt

Tel-Aviv University

Intentional Uncertainty: Constructing the "Non-Death" of Fallen Israeli Soldiers in the Absence of a Corpse


Sara Helman

Ori Katz

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Modern necromancy? Users’ perceptions of digital immortality


Tal Morse

Hadassah Academic College

The Dying Patient Law – From Enactment to Implementation

Aviad Raz

Omer Politzer


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Out-of-Pocket Expenditure for Health Services at End-of-Life among People who Died of Cancer or Heart Disease in Six European Countries and Israel

Aviad Tur-Sinai

Max Stern
Yezreel Valley College


Complicated grief in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic among adults and the elderly in Israel: A mixed method study

Silvia Koton

Irit Bluvstein

Tel-Aviv University

Unmet needs of children and adolescents with end -stage cancer, and their parents: a parent’s perspective

Irit Schwartz- Attias

Tzipi Hornik- Lurie


Meir Medical Center

Child deaths in an Israeli hospital: characteristics and involvement of a palliative care team

Avram Shack

Iris Fried

Yael Siedner-Weintraub

Shaare Zedek Medical Center









How to Improve Communication Skills Surrounding Critical/End-of-Life Situations? Use of Artificial Intelligence for Facial Emotion Recognition & Display to Support and Promote Empathy by Healthcare Provider in End-of-life Discussions

Mayer Brezis

Ruth Stalnikowicz-Darvasi  David Anaki

Assaf Shaikevich

Doron Sagi

Amitai Ziv



Sheba Tel HaShomer-City of Health

Saying Goodbye During a Pandemic – Law, Science, and Democracy

Maayan Sudai

University of Haifa

Human dignity in home hospice care: Narratives of patients, their families and the staff

Gabriela Spector-Mersel

Gila Yakov

Sapir College

Yezreel Valley College

Rituals of Internal medicine residents following pronouncement of death: an Interdisciplinary end of life study

Adi Finkelstein

Adir Shaulov


Jerusalem College of Technology

End of life decision making of cancer patients and the role of their family members in the decisions process

Gil Bar-Sela

Emek Medical Center

Identification of challenges and strengths in the care of terminal patients during their last hospitalization

Rotem Tellem

Orly Barak

Yael Adoni Tamir

Ron Cialic

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center


What is the fit between the need for palliative physiotherapy treatments in the home setting and the actual scope of the physiotherapy treatments provided? A mixed-methods qualitative and quantitative field study


Michal Elboim-Gabyzon,

Hadass Goldblatt

Anat Woldman



University of Haifa

Goals of Care in home-hospice patients - evaluating three aspects of Goal Concordant Care – Patient, Clinical team and Referral documentation

Nitzan Ben-Dov

Yehoram Zinger

Tamar Goldstein-Carmi

Keren Moss

David Hausner

Ron Sabar

Sabar Health – Home Hospital





Why not? The meaning given by dying patients to their decision not to prepare advance health-care directives

Israel Issi Doron

Shlomit Edry

University of Haifa

Unsatisfied needs of the primary caregiver of the elderly in home hospitalization in the community


Irit ohana

Larisa raem


Ramat Gan Academic College



Call for Application – Funding Pilot Studies on Improving Dementia Care (April 2021)



Study title


Investigators’  affiliations

The relationship between therapeutic horticulture and improving measures (emotional and social) in older adults living with dementia compared to other occupations in day centers.

Adi Vitman Schorr

Moran Chen

Ayelet Naveh

University of Haifa


Call for Application – Funding Pilot Studies on Improving Dementia Care (May 2020)



Study title


Investigators’  affiliations

'Meeting through music' - Music therapy sessions for people with dementia and their spouses using video conference

Dassa Ayelet

Bar-Ilan University-Ramat Gan

Can specific cognitive intervention with post-acute cognitively impaired hip fracture patients improve rehabilitation outcome

Hershkovitz Avital

Borow Yedida

Efrati Renata

Clalit Health Services

Geriatric Medical Center Rebecca House-Petah Tikva

Caring for people with advanced dementia in home hospice units versus home care units: Comparing family burden and characteristics of care

Nissanholtz Gannot Rachel

Zorian Radomyslsky

Ariel University

Maccabi Healthcare Services

The feasibility of an intervention program with plants on the balcony for improving disruptive and agitation behavior of older adults with dementia in a nursing ward; a pilot study



Rand  Debbie

Tel-Aviv University

Online neuropsychological treatment for MCI and early dementia: A pilot study comparing short-term individual and group interventions

Shany-Ur Tal

Maril  Sari

Bloch  Ayala

The National Institute for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured-Tel Aviv

Orthopedic Rehabilitation of patients with Dementia in the Rehabilitation Ward at the Dorot Geriatric Medical Center: An Assessment Research of a Program to Improve Communications with the Patient

Terry Spiegel Devorah

Lev Sagit

Zanbar  Lea

Faran Yifat

Katz Emilia

Arbiv Carmit

Tal Shirit

Asher Irit

Sobol Ester

Dorot Geriatric Medical Center-Natanya

Dorot Geriatric Medical Center-Natanya

Ariel University






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