Dr. Shirli Resnizky
Senior Research Scholar and Aging Team Leader (Family Group)
Senior research scholar and Aging Team leader, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Shirli Resnizky has worked at MJB since 1998. Her primary research areas are: social and health services for the elderly, family caregivers, and end-of-life care. In addition to evaluating the needs of the aging population, she specializes in evaluating the array of programs provided for them. In recent years, she has headed studies on the integration of health and social services, on legal guardianship, advance care planning, and spiritual care. She is highly experienced in combining quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Shirli holds a BA in sociology and international relations, an MA in sociology, organization studies, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a PhD in gerontology from University of Haifa.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.
Pilot for Supervision of Legal Guardians for Personal Affairs: Summary Report
The main goal of the pilot was to help the Office of the Administrator General (public guardian) at the Ministry of Justice design a system to supervise guardians in regard to personal matters so as to identify situations in which guardians are not performing their duties adequately.
Review of Programs for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia
The goal of the review was to present innovative, up-to-date programmatic directions and programs that are less well known in Israel and could improve the caregivers' quality of life.
Who Cares for the Caregiver? How the Health Services Address the Needs of Family Caregivers
The study helps to identify the health needs of family caregivers and those in high-risk groups.
Knowledge and Attitudes of Community Physicians and the General Public regarding End-of-Life and Palliative Care
“The Final Illness: Decision-making in the Family Unit”: Doctoral Thesis Abstract
The study was supported by a scholarship from the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Foundation and the Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research.
Support Groups for Family Caregivers of Elders with Disabilities: Evaluation Study
In light of increasing awareness of the importance of the role of family members in caring for the elderly, the impact of this on them (such as overload and harming their quality of life) and the need to develop appropriate programs for them, the National Insurance Institute launched an experimental program. In the program, 77 short-term support groups were held throughout Israel which gave the participants support and information.
Witness Theater: Evaluation Study Findings
Witness Theater is a project that brings Holocaust survivors together with junior high school students. MJB was commissioned by the Nash Family Foundation and JDC-ESHEL to evaluate the program.
Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Daycare Center in the Community in Kiryat Bialik: Evaluation Study
Daycare centers in the community are commonly provided in other countries, but in Israel the service is available on a limited scale. JDC-ESHEL therefore commissioned the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute to conduct an evaluation study of the new Center.
Daycare Centers for the Elderly – Patterns of Utilization, Contributions and Programmatic Directions
Daycare centers are one of the central services for elderly with disabilities in the community.
Issues in Family Care of the Elderly: Characteristics of Care, Burden on Family Members, and Support Programs
Lessons for the development of policies and programs for family members caring for elders
Spiritual Care in Israel: An Evaluation of the Programs Funded by the UJA-Federation of New York
The study examined the types and extent of spiritual care training and service programs, the experiences of patients, family and staff and the attitudes of stakeholders and policymakers.
Palliative and Hospice Services in Israel
This study provides a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of palliative and hospice services in Israel, examines their characteristics, cost, and quality and identifies unmet needs.
Recipients of Long-term Care Insurance Benefits: Characteristics, Formal and Informal Assistance Patterns and Unmet Needs
This study provides an updated picture of the extent to which the system of services has been meeting the needs of those eligible for CLTCI, the "division of labor" between the formal and informal systems of care, the burden on the families, and their satisfaction with the services provided in the framework of CLTCI.
Disabled Elderly Recipients of Cash and In-kind Benefits: What can be learned from the experience of recipients of disability benefits – both cash and in-kind – in Israel?
This study examines the implications of the type of benefit – cash or in-kind – for the care of the disabled elderly and the response to their needs, by comparing recipients of the two types of benefit.
Resnizky, S., & Leichtentritt, R. (2016). The final illness: Decision-making in the family unit: Abstract number: Fc91. Palliative Medicine, 30(6), NP59.
Bentur, N., Resnizky, S., Balicer, R., & Eilat-Tsanani, T. (2014). Quality of end-of-life care for cancer patients: Does home hospice care matter? The American Journal of Managed Care, 20(12), 988-992.
Bentur, N., Resnizky, S., Balicer, R., & Eilat-Tsanani, T. (2014). Utilization and cost of services in the last 6 months of life of patients with cancer – with and without home hospice care. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 31(7), 723-725. doi:10.1177/1049909113499604
Bentur, N., Stark, D. Y., Resnizky, S., & Symon, Z. (2014). Coping strategies for existencial and spiritual suffering in Israeli patients with advanced cancer. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 3, 21. eCollection 2014. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-3-21
Bentur, N., Resnitzky, S., & Sterne, A. (2010). Attitudes of stakeholders and policymakers in the healthcare system towards the provision of spiritual care in Israel. Health Policy, 96(1), 13-19. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2009.12.006
Bentur, N., & Resnizky, S. (2010). Challenges and achievements in the development of spiritual-care training and implementation in Israel. Palliative Medicine, 24(8), 771-776. doi:10.1177/0269216310380490
Bentur, N., & Resnitzky, S. (2009). Five year survival after stroke, and related prognostic factors in Israel. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 11(7), 411-415.
Resnizky, S., & Bentur, N. (2006). Can family caregivers of terminally ill patients be a reliable source of information about the severity of patient symptoms? The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, 23(6), 447-456. doi:23/6/447
Bentur, N., & Resnizky, S. (2005). Validation of the McGill quality of life questionnaire in home hospice settings in Israel. Palliative Medicine, 19(7), 538-544. doi:10.1191/0269216305pm1052oa
Bentur, N., & Resnizky, S. (2003). Care of acute stroke patients in general hospitals in Israel. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 5(5), 343-345.