At the third History of Nursing Conference
Not Just Any Nurse, A Religious Nurse
Translated from Mazav Haruach, July 12th 2016
As part of the third History of Nursing Conference held in Tel Aviv University, fourth year students of the Tal Campus of the Jerusalem College of Technology – Lev Academic Center, Nursing Faculty presented research entitled: ‘The Unique Qualities of the Religious Jewish Nurse in Israel.’ The research combined findings papers on the topic and interviewing religious Israeli nurses, dating back to the early days of the profession in Israel.
Deputy Dean of the Health and Life Sciences Faculty, Dr. Chaya Raz: “The purpose of the research was to present the challenges facing Jewish religious nurses in combining the values of Judaism with those of the profession, and there is much value in the fact that research on religious nurses is conducted in an institution that actively trains religious nurses to face various halachic issues in the clinical environments.” Dr. Raz also emphasized that “It was received extremely well. We were congratulated for the importance of the research as well as the integration of students in research of historic importance. The fact that it was presented by the students themselves, significantly contributed to their understanding of the importance of the findings,” says Raz.