The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin its impact on therapists and patients

Yuval Melamed, Henri Szor, Zahava Solomon, Avner Elitzur

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Abstract

The tragedy of the assassination of the prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, affected the entire population, regardless of individual mental states. The event influenced the therapeutic situation and gave rise to questions of the limitations and boundaries of treatment. The patients reacted and coped with greater or lesser intensity, according to their abilities, as did the rest of the population. The therapists encountered difficulties in their efforts to continue routine work while dealing with the influence of the event on the patients and on themselves. The attempts of an out-patient clinic to work and deal with these issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Volume35
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998

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