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Research Interests:

  • Patient-provider relationships in healthcare and social services
  • The impact on professionals of the encounter with family violence, trauma and other sensitive topics
  • Interpersonal violence (e.g., family violence, clients aggression against healthcare providers)


Academic Rank: Senior Lecturer

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1976-1979  University of Haifa, School of Social Work; B.A.

1985-1989  University of Haifa, School of Social Work; M.A.

1996-2001  University of Haifa, School of Social Work; Ph.D.




Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Eisikovits, Z., Goldblatt, H., & Winstok, Z. (1999). Partner accounts of intimate violence: Towards a theoretical model. Families in Society, 80, 606-619. Note: the order of authorship is alphabetical. The authors contributed equally to this article.
  • Goldblatt, H. (2003). Strategies of coping among adolescents experiencing interparental violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18, 532-553. doi: 10.1177/0886260503251071
  • Goldblatt, H., & Buchbinder, E. (2003). Challenging gender roles: The impact on female social work students of working with abused women.Journal of Social Work Education, 39, 255-275.
  • Dekel, R., Goldblatt, H., Keidar, M., Solomon, Z., &Polliack, M. (2005). Being a spouse of a PTSD veteran. Family Relations, 54, 24-36.doi: 10.1111/j.0197-6664.2005.00003.x
  • Goldblatt, H., & Eisikovits, Z. (2005). Role taking of youths in a family context: Adolescents exposed to interparental violence. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 17, 644-657. doi: 10.1037/0002-9432.75.4.644
  • Goldblatt, H., & Granot, M. (2005). Domestic violence among Druze women in Israel as reflected by health status and somatization level. Women & Health, 42(3), 19-36.doi:10.1300/J013v42n03_02
  • Dekel, R., Goldblatt, H., & Solomon, Z. (2005). Trapped in captivity: Martial perceptions of former prisoners of war wives.Women & Health, 42(3), 1-18. doi:10.1300/J013v42n03_01
  • Hanan, E., Goldblatt, H., & Finzi-Dottan, R. (2007). “What do your eyes express?” Women’s gaze as experienced by violent men.Alimut[Violence], 101-130. (In Hebrew).
  • Goldblatt, H., & Rosenblum, S. (2007). Navigating among worlds – being an Ethiopian adolescent in Israel.Journal of Adolescent Research, 22, 585-611. Doi: 10.1177/0743558407303165
  • Rosenblum, S., Goldblatt, H., &Moin, V. (2008). Hidden dropout among high-school immigrant students: The case of Ethiopian adolescents in Israel- a pilot study. School Psychology International, 29, 105-127. doi: 10.1177/0143034307088506
  • Goldblatt, H., Granot, M., Admi, H., &Drach-Zahavi, A. (2008).The experience of being a shift-leader in a hospital ward.Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63, 45–53.doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04650.x
  • Dekel, R., & Goldblatt, H. (2008). Is there intergenerational transmission of trauma? The case of combat veterans’ children. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78, 281–289.doi: 10.1037/a0013955
  • Lev-Wiesel, R., Goldblatt, H., Eisikovits, Z., & Admi, H. (2009). Growth in the shadow of war: The case of social workers and nurses working in a shared war reality. British Journal of Social Work,39, 1154–1174. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcn021
  • Goldblatt, H., Buchbinder, E., Eisikovits, Z., & Arizon-Messinger, I. (2009). Between the professional and private: The meaning of working with intimate partner violence in social workers’ private lives. Violence Against Women, 15, 362-384. doi: 10.1177/1077801208330436
  • Goldblatt, H. (2009). Impact of caring for abused women on nurses’ professional and personal life experiences. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(8), 1645–1654. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05019.x
  • Roe, D., Goldblatt, H., Baloush-Klienman, V., Swarbrick, P., & Davidson, L. (2009). Why and how do people with a serious mental illness decide to stop taking their medication: Exploring the subjective process of making and activating a choice.Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 33, 366-374.doi: 10.2975/33.1.2009.38.46
  • Dagan, E., & Goldblatt, H. (2009). The twilight zone between health and sickness: A qualitative exploration with asymptomatic BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. Women & Health, 49, 263-279. doi: 10.1080/03630240903158321
  • Band-Winterstein, T., & Goldblatt, H. (2009). Intervention with long-term intimate violence as a challenge: Implementing qualitative research approach in social work supervision. Alimut, [Violence], 2(1), 125-148.(in Hebrew).
  • Neumann, M., Galushko, M., Karbach, U., Goldblatt , H., Visser, A, Wirtz, M., & Pfaff, H. (2010). Barriers to using psycho-oncology services: A qualitative research into the perspectives of users, their relatives, non-users, physicians and nurses. Supportive Care in Cancer, 18, 1147-1156. doi: 10.1007/s00520-009-0731-2.
  • Buchbinder, E., & Goldblatt, H. (2011). Shattered vision: Abused women’s disenchantment of couplehood in the shadow of their family-of-origin experiences. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, 851-873. doi:10.1177/0886260510365859.
  • Goldblatt, H., & Rosenblum, S. (2011). Between “there” and “here” – values, needs and dreams of immigrant Jewish Ethiopian youth in Israel. Megamot, 47, 593-615. (in Hebrew) Note: The order of authorship is alphabetical. The authors contributed equally to this article.
  • Goldblatt, H., Karnieli-Miller, O., & Neumann, M. (2011). Sharing qualitative research findings with participants: Study experiences of methodological and ethical dilemmas. Patient Education and Counseling, 82, 389-395. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2010.12.016
  • Halperin, O., Goldblatt, H., Noble, A., Raz, I., Zvulunov, I., & Liebergall Wischnitzer, M. (2011). Stressful childbirth situations: A qualitative study of midwives.Journal of Midwifery &Women's Health, 56, 388-394. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-2011.2011.00030.x
  • Drach-Zahavi, A., Goldblatt, H., Granot, M., Hirshmann, S., & Kostinsky, H. (2011). Control: Patients’ aggression in psychiatric settings. Qualitative Health Research, 22, 43-53. [Impact factor 2.264, 16/49 Health Policy & Services] doi: 10.1177/1049732311414730
  • Finzi-Dottan, R., Goldblatt, H., & Cohen Masica, O. (2012). The experience of motherhood for alienated mothers.Child and Family Social Work Journal, 17, 316-325. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2011.00782.x 316
  • Goldblatt, H., Cohen, M., Azaiza, F., &Manassa, R. (2013). Being within or being between? The intercultural context of Arab women’s experience of coping with breast cancer in Israel.Psyco-Oncology,22, 869-875.doi: 10.1002/pon.3078
  • Goldblatt, H. (2013). Between being and Doing: The effect on nurses of their encounter with abused women. ChevraU'revacha, 33, 303-329. (in Hebrew).28.
  • Avraham, N., Goldblatt, H., & Yafe, E. (2014). Paramedics' experiences of the  encounter with critical incidents. Qualitative Health Research, 24, 194-208. doi: 10.1177/1049732313519867
  • Goldblatt, H., Buchbinder, E., & Cohen, R. (2014). Re-experiencing motherhood: Transformation of relationships between formerly abused women and their children. Violence Against Women, 20, 561-580.   doi: 10.1177/1077801214535106
  • Ahrweiler, F., Neumann, M., Goldblatt, H., Hahn, E. G., & Scheffer, C. (2014). Determinants of physician empathy and possible interventions for its promotion: Hypothetical conclusions from an exploratory, qualitative survey with practicing physicians. BMC Medical Education, 14, 122.  doi:10.1186/1472-6920-14-122 
  • Drach-Zahavy, A., Goldblatt, H., & Maizel, A. (2015). Between standardization and resilience: nurses’ emergent risk management strategies during handovers. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 592-601. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12725
  • Zlotnik, C., Goldblatt, H., Carmeli, D., Shadmi, E. & Taychaw, O. (2015). Cardiovascular health and societal integration among Ethiopian youth in Israel. BMC-Public Health, 15, 785. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2122-6
  • Goldblatt, H., & Band-Winterstein, T. (2016). From understanding to insight: reflexivity as a means for promoting students’ learning of qualitative research. Reflective Parctice, 17, 100-113. The authors contributed equally to this article
  • Goldblatt, H., Cohen, M., & Azaiza, F. (2016). Expression of emotions related to the experience of cancer in younger and older Arab breast cancer survivors. Ethnicity & Health. Advance online publication. Retrieved from
  • Goldblatt, H., Band-Winterstein, T., & Alon, S. (2016). Social workers’ reflections on the therapeutic encounter with elder abuse and neglect. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260516633688. The first two authors contributed equally to this article.
  • Zlotnick, C., Birenbaum-Carmeli, D., Goldblatt, H., Dishon, Y., Taychaw, O., & Shadmi, E. (2017). Adolescent immigrants, the impact of gender on health status. The European Journal of Public Health, 27, 453–459. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckw208
  • Goldblatt, H., Freund, A., Drach-Zahavy, A., Enosh, G., Edlis, N., & Peterfreund, I. (2017). Providing healthcare in the shadow of violence: Does emotion regulation vary among hospital workers from different professions? Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260517700620  The first two authors contributed equally to this article.
  • Alon, S., Tuma, N., Band-Winterstein, T., & Goldblatt, H. (2017). Professionals’ awareness of sexual abuse in late life - An exploratory survey. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.Advance online publication.
  • Lutz, G., Pankoke, N., Goldblatt, H., Hofmann, M., & Zupanic, M. (2017). Enhancing medical students’ reflectivity in mentoring groups for professional development - a qualitative analysis. BMC Medical Education, 17, 122. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0951-y 

Chapters in Books

Sapir, Y., Goldblatt, H., Levental, E., Shchori, M., &Lemberg, S. (2008). “You are seen – therefore people know how you feel” – the experience of treatment in a special home for women only from the addicted women’s perspective. In H. Mell, M. Hovav, & M. Golan (Eds.),Addiction, violence and sexual offense: Mandatory treatment (pp.139-164). Jerusalem, Israel: Carmel Publishing. (in Hebrew).

Goldblatt, H., & Granot, M. (2009).Domestic violence implications for Druze women’s health in Israel.In F. Azaiza, H. Abu-Baker, R. Hertz-Lazarowits, & A. Ghanem, (Eds.), Arab women in Israel: Current status and future trends (pp. 163-179). Tel-Aviv, Israel: Ramot Publishers. (in Hebrew).

Goldblatt, H., & Band-Winterstein, T. (2013).  Between understanding and insight: Teaching reflexivity in qualitative research. In O. Hazzan & L. Nutov (Eds.), Teaching qualitative research: Challenges, principles, implementation (pp. 209-241). Tel-Aviv, Israel: The Mofet Institute Press. (in Hebrew). 

Note: The order of authorship is alphabetical. The authors contributed equally to this article.

Other Publications

Goldblatt, H., & Eisikovits, Z. (Eds.)(1994). Domestic violence – Towards a multi-disciplinary intervention model in domestic violence. Haifa, Israel: The Unit for Research, Intervention and Prevention of Domestic Violence, Women’s League for Israel (W.L.I.)(in Hebrew)

Goldblatt, H., & Shamai, M. (1994). Couple therapy. In H. Goldblatt & Z. Eisikovits (Eds.), Domestic violence – Towards a multi-disciplinary intervention model (pp. 61-77). Haifa, Israel: The Unit for Study, Treatment and Prevention of Domestic Violence, Women’s League for Israel (W.L.I.) (in Hebrew).

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