Category Archive for: Education

Guest Blog: Nurse Libbie

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Chapter Three:  For you have returned my life to me *    Every morning when I awake, I put my two feet on the ground and gratefully thank the almighty for returning my soul to me. This is the start for each and every day. Having been through a life threatening disease has taught me to…



Helping Ethiopian Israeli Find Careers in Nursing

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Baza “Maya” Alemitu trained as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces. “I loved it. All I wanted after my army service was to be a nurse,” says the Ethiopian-born 26-year-old. “I was shattered when my psychometric grade wasn’t anywhere near high enough, I thought, to get into any nursing school in Israel.” Although Alemitu…



A Culture of Research.

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From developing a melanoma vaccine to working on controlling diabetes, Hadassah’s multidisciplinary, collaborative approach is resulting in medical breakthroughs and innovations. Tens of thousands bless Travelan, the over-the-counter natural health product that helps prevent traveler’s diarrhea. The ultrasound device PainShield has wrought a revolution in healing chronic wounds. And PerioChip, inserted between tooth and gum,…



Epilepsy link to Religious Visions

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Israeli scientists may have discovered a link between epilepsy and visionary religious experiences often described as “seeing God,” after catching a moment of revelation on brain-monitoring equipment while a patient was undergoing tests to help treat the neurological disease. Researchers at Hadassah University Hospital on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus said that while treating a 46-year-old man…



When M.S. enters your home – Sarit’s Story

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Written by Sarit Kleiman Synopsis Three weeks after the birth of their son, Arie Biton was diagnosed with M.S. A pioneering limited clinical trial for Israeli qualifying patients, using stem cells in Hadassah Ein Kerem is led by Prof. Dimitrios Karussis. This could help find a MS treatment and is missing $1 million. Sarit Kleiman…



Coexistence at Hadassah: Reflections of an Arab Social Worker in Israel

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I am a social worker in the Paediatric Surgical Department and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem, and I teach the students at the Hebrew University School of Social Work. I am proud that we provide healthcare services for all patients, whether they are from West Jerusalem, East Jerusalem, the settlements,…



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