Research Scholar, Health Team (Systems Group)
Research Scholar, Health Team (Systems Group), the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Prof. Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot has worked at MJB since 2010. Her main research areas are health, law and health policy. In addition to her main research work in these areas, she is a lawyer and serves as the chairperson of MJB’s Ethics Committee. Rachel is head of the Health Systems Management department at Ariel University and is a public representative on the Helsinki Committee of Clalit Health Services.
Rachel has a both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in law from Bar-Ilan University and a PhD in medical sciences from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Israeli Nurse Practitioners in Geriatric and Palliative Care
The study’s main objective is to examine the perceptions of the NPs regarding the contribution of NPs to the health system and the potential development of their role in palliative and geriatric care. The study’s secondary objectives are as follows: Examine the unique contribution of NPs specializing in palliative and geriatric care to the healthcare system and assess their contribution to the community (or the setting where their contribution may be optimal); Examine the state of the art in the world with regard to the work of NPs in these areas, including the settings where they are employed, their roles, and their authorities; Examine how it would be most appropriate to develop the roles of NPs in these areas in community care settings, from the perspectives of both healthcare policymakers and the nurses in the field.
Monitoring Quality in Primary Care: How have the perspectives of health plan managers and front-line physicians changed between 2010 and 2020?
The goals of this study were to examine the perceptions of managers and primary care physicians at the health plans and senior personnel in the healthcare system and the National Program regarding the program and the changes it has undergone, and to compare the findings with those of the previous survey.
Involvement of Community Pediatricians in the Treatment of Emotional and Developmental Difficulties
The goal of the study was to examine the perceptions of child development institute directors of the role of community pediatricians at the time of writing, and the extent that they could be more involved in this area and contribute to advancing the treatment of children with developmental difficulties
The Changing Role of Community Nurses
The nursing profession is an important component of the provision of community healthcare, and nearly a third of the nurses in Israel are employed in the community. The role of community nurses has altered significantly in recent years due to the following changes: the aging population and increase in chronic morbidity; activities and changes within […]
The Dying Patient Act – The Letter of the Law and Implementation of the Law
Treating patients at the end of their lives raises serious ethical dilemmas related to the tension between the ability of advanced technologies to prolong life and the suffering and pain that this may entail. Countries vary in how they balance the patient’s autonomy and wish to control the treatment received at the end of life […]
Legislation to Promote Transparency in the Relationship between Physicians and Pharmaceutical Companies
The relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies (PCs) is of concern to policymakers in Israel and abroad. Such a relationship has inherent ethical issues, particularly regarding the potential influence that the companies may have on physicians. Efforts to address these issues include legislation and self-regulation. In 2010, the Israeli legislature passed Section 40A of the […]
From Quality Information to Quality Improvements — Interim Report: Summary and Analysis of Interviews with Health-Plan Managers
This study explores the extent and nature of the organizational and behavioral changes made within the health plans subsequent to the initiation of the quality-measurement program.
Sela, Y., Grinberg, K., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2023). The Dilemma of Compulsory Vaccinations—Ethical and Legal Considerations. Healthcare, 11(8), 1140. doi.org/10.3390/healthcare11081140
Sela, Y., Artom, T., Rosen, B., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2022). Primary Care Physicians’ Perceptions on Nurses’ Shared Responsibility for Quality of Patient Care: A Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(17), 10730. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191710730
Hamama-Raz, Y., Nissanholtz Gannot, R., Michaelis, M., Beloosesky, Y., & Nissanholtz, A. (2022). Informal caregivers’ negative affect: The interplay of caregivers’ resilience, aging anxiety and burden. Aging & Mental Health.
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Michael, D., Ashkenazi, Y., & Grossman, Z. (2021). The involvement of community pediatricians in the treatment of developmental-behavioral difficulties as perceived by directors of child development centers. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 10,56. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-021-00492-8
Nissanholtz Gannot, R., Hamama Raz, Y., Stein, I., & Hochwald, O. (2021). Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vigor Among Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Personnel: The Moderator Role of Coping Flexibility. Advances in neonatal care: official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. doi.org/10.1097/ANC.0000000000000924
Berkowitz, O., Maoz-Breuer, R., Tal-Or, E., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2021). Are the new PA students helpful to emergency medicine physicians in Israel? JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 34(1), 39–44. doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000723936.22396.08
Sela-Vilensky, Y., Grinberg, K., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2020). Attracting Israeli nursing students to community nursing. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 9(1), 44. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-020-00400-6
Fishbain, D., Danon, Y. L., & Nissanholz-Gannot, R. (2019). Accreditation systems for postgraduate medical education: A comparison of five countries. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 1-22. doi.org/10.1007/s10459-019-09880-x
Maoz-Breuer, R., Berkowitz, O., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2019). Integration of the first physician assistants into Israeli emergency departments–the physician assistants’ perspective. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 8(1), 4. doi:10.1186/s13584-018-0275-3
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., & Chinitz, D. (2018). Expensive lifesaving treatments: Allocating resources and maximizing access. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 7(1), 3.
Shapiro, E., Zigdon, A., & Nissanholtz-Gannot, R. (2018). Health care access and satisfaction in Judean and Samarian communities: Opportunities for improving care. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 7(1), 31.
Gannot, R. N., Chinitz, D. P., & Rosenbaum, S. (2018). What should health insurance cover? A comparison of Israeli and US approaches to benefit design under national health reform. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 13(2), 189-208.
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Rosen, B., Hirschfeld, M., & Community Nursing Study Group (2017). The changing roles of community nurses: The case of health plan nurses in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6(1), 69. doi:10.1186/s13584-017-0197-5
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., & Yankellevich, A. (2017). Regulating the relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies: A qualitative and descriptive analysis of the impact of Israeli legislation. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 6(1), 45.
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Bonny-Noach, H., & Korn, L. (2017). OP-80: Behavioral patterns and perceptions relating to body modification in Israel: Tattoos, piercings, and sub-dermal implants. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6(S1), 38-40.
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Yankellevich, A., & Nirel, N. (2016). The influence of the Israeli legislation on the relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies. Harefuah, 155(7), 426-430.
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Goldman, D., Rosen, B., Kay, C., & Wilf-Miron, R. (2016). How do primary care physicians perceive the role of nurses in quality measurement and improvement? The Israeli story. Frontiers in Public Health, 4, 124.
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., Zigdon, A., & Lotan, M. (2015). The time is now: The need for an intensive, appropriate individual intervention for individuals with Rett syndrome. Journal of Syndromes, 2(2), 7.
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., & Rosen, B. (2012). Monitoring quality in Israeli primary care: The primary care physicians’ perspective. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 1(1), 26.
Nissanholtz-Gannot, R., & Davidovitch, N. (2018). Evaluation of teaching and learning outcomes in health systems management studies, the case of Israel: Ideal versus actual. In R. L. Raby, & E. J. Valeau (Eds.), Handbook of comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts (pp. 381-399). New York: Springer.