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Band-Winterstein, Tova

Tova Band-Winterstein (University of Haifa) – Welfare and Social Work

Tova Band Winterstein, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Gerontology, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. Her main area of research in Israel is elder abuse and neglect including self-neglect and intimate partner violence along the life course. In Her work she combines knowledge generated from practice and theoretical knowledge aimed towards development of theory in gerontology on okder adults at risk. She is an experienced qualitative researcher and address issues of health, family and needs of the older adults from a life course perspective. Recently have been doing qualitative research on aging families with disabilities, older person suicidality and its meaning on family members, and sexual assault in old age. She is publishing   articles in Refereed Journals and wrote two scientific books.