Dr. Abu Rakia Riad
Fields of Research
School of Nursing Science

The issue of perceptions and beliefs in supportive care in an attempt to identify professional and cultural barriers in applying palliative care approach. I believe in honorable death, with mercy and without suffering.

Moreover, I educate the nurses to be broad-minded in order to raise the status of the nursing profession. I do this through the courses of Management and Trends in Care Management

Short Bio

Dr Riad Abu Rakia is a lecturer at the Nursing school in the Academic college of Tel Aviv where he serves as the director of the retraining program for school of Nursing. Dr Riad received his PhD degree from Bolyai University (Cluj, Romania). His PhD thesis titled "Patient referral to palliative care and perceptions of professional care givers on the terminal condition". He has presented his works in several international conferences and co-authored a large number of research papers that were published in leading journals in the field.

Dr Riad has a long history in professional teaching in several leading medical institutes in Israel especially in the field of dealing with cancer patients. In 2006, Dr Riad won the Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award for his contribution to raise the awareness among nursing staff for the importance of palliative care.

In addition, he is a leading member of several nursing associations in Israel and Europe that focuses on palliative care for cancer patients.

Selected Publications

Book Publications

Tarabeih M., Abu Rakia R., Gonta V., Turliuc Nicoleta M. End of life care issues. The American University of Moldova – Chişinău :S. n., 2018 (Tipogr. "Garomont Studio"). – 188 p. Fig. Bibliographic references: p. 167-188. ISBN 978-9975-134-22.

The book was approved by the Senate of AUM and USPEE on 24.10.2018.

Selected Publications

Tarabeih M., Bokek-Cohen Y, Abu Rakia R, Azuri P. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and unwillingness to donate organs post-mortem. Death Studies. 2020 Mar 4:1-8. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2020.1734114. [Epub ahead of print]

Tarabeih M, Bokek-Cohen Y, Abu Rakia R., Nir T, Coolidge N, Azuri P. Religious observance and perceptions of end-of-life care. Nursing Inquiry. Pub Date : 2020-03-12 , DOI: 10.1111/nin.12347

Tarabeih M., Lipkin I., Lipkin N., Abu Rakia R. Education and cultural tradition in the Jews living in Israel vs. Jews living in the United States. Universitatea de Stat din Tiraspol, Psychology. 2019, Vol. 3. P. 72-77. ISBN 978-9975-76-286-1.

Abu Rakia R., Awawdi K., & Tarabeih M, .(2018). Truth telling to life- threated & dying patients in Israel: Can legislation improve it? Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research. Volume 2- Issue 4: 1-8.

Tarabeih M, Awawdi K, Abu Rakia R. Awareness among medical and nursing units: Ethical and social aspects of organ donation from a living donor based on altruistic motives in Israel. J Nurs Res Pract. 2018;2(3): 1-5.

Tarabeih M, Abu Rakia R, Victoria G. Mental Disorders, Addictions Related To Long Hospitalization Days That Require Double Diagnosis in Moldova. Biomed J Sci &Tech Res 5(1)- 2018. BJSTR. MS.ID.001140. DOI: 10.26717/ BJSTR.2018.05.001140

Abu Rakia R, Khaled A, Mahdi T. Truth Telling to Life-Threatened and Dying Patients in Israel: Can Legislation improve it?. Biomed J Sci &Tech Res 2(4)- 2018. BJSTR.MS.ID.000804 DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.02.000804.

Awawdi K, Abu Rakia R, Daher Z, Tarabeih M. “Implementing quality care indicators in israeli stroke care: main barriers and the role of regional and other inequalities” International Journal of Current Research in Life Sciences, 2018; 7, (05), 1958-1964.

Tarabeih M, Awawdi K, Abu Rakia R. (2017).  A journey from suffering and stress to hope: A staff-parent intervention project at a pediatric nephrology unit. Journal of Nursing Research and Practice. 1(1):21-24.

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