This study examined current feelings and attitudes toward Holocaust survivors in a sample of 205 Israeli mental health professionals.
Subjects were asked to read two vignettes each describing an aged trauma victim who has recently applied for treatment.
The first vignette presented a Holocaust survivor and the second a war veteran.
The two « patients
» were otherwise similar in background and clinical picture.
After reading each vignette, subjects were asked to report their feelings toward the patient.
Subjects also completed a detailed questionnaire that assessed attitudes on several issues related to the Holocaust.
Feelings toward the Holocaust survivor were found to be more intense and more positive than feelings toward the combat veteran.
Therapists'attitudes toward Holocaust survivors were also found to be highly and consistently positive.
Compared to previous reports, they appear to reflect a change of heart in relation to the past.
Therapist background variables were not found to play a major role in determining attitudes toward Holocaust survivors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Survivant, Camp concentration, Perception sociale, Attitude, Psychothérapeute, Transfert contretransfert, Relation thérapeutique, Interaction sociale, Enquête, Personnel sanitaire, Santé mentale, Israël, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Survivor, Concentration camp, Social perception, Attitude, Psychotherapist, Transference countertransference, Therapeutic relation, Social interaction, Inquiry, Health staff, Mental health, Israel, Asia, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0281907
Code Inist : 002B18I12. Création : 01/03/1996.