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Dr. Yaacov BachnerResearcher


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Job title

Program Manager, Gerontology and the Study of Ageing


P.O.B 653
Beer- Sheva



Social Gerontology

Specialist areas

Formal and informal caregiving of chronically/terminally ill patients
Doctor- patient relations

Methodology areas

Translation and validation of research tools


Yaacov G. Bachner, Ph.D., Medical Sociologist, is currently the head of the M.A. program in Gerontology at the Department of Sociology of Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in organizational Sociology from Bar-Ilan University, and Ph.D. in medical Sociology from Ben-Gurion University. His main research interests include formal and informal caregiving of chronically/terminally-ill patients, end of life issues, doctor-patient relations and methodology.