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, long term care (LTC) 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 National Insurance Institute LTC law. 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 [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.

Journal Articles

Cohen, Y. B., Ostrovsky-Berman, E., & Resnizky, S. (2023). Family Caregivers for Younger Dementia Patients – The Experience of Treatment, Characteristics and Unmet Needs: A Case Study of the Ezer Mizion Center for Younger Dementia Patients. Gerontology and Geriatrics, 50(1-2), 39-58.

Finkelstein, A., Resnizky, S., Cohen, Y., Garber, R., Kannai, R., Katz, Y., & Avni, O. (2022). Promoting advance care planning (ACP) in community health clinics in Israel: Perceptions of older adults with pro-ACP attitudes and their family physicians. Palliative and Supportive Care, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S1478951521001942

Resnizky, S., & Leichtentritt, R. (2016). The final illness: Decision-making in the family unit: Abstract number: Fc91. Palliative Medicine30(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 Care20(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 Care31(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 Research3, 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 Policy96(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 Medicine24(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 Journal11(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 Care23(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 Medicine19(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 Journal5(5), 343-345.