Funding for this research was provided by:
The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research
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Received: 12 February 2018
Accepted: 18 July 2018
First Online: 15 November 2018
: Yael Keshet is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology at the Western Galilee Academic College, Israel, where she also serves as Chair of the Health and Wellness Division. Keshet's ongoing research interests are centered on the sociology of medicine, in which she has conducted a number of studies. She is currently conducting an organizational analysis of health systems by means of observations of the relationship between integrative and formal medicine, and of ethno-national tensions between patients and staff members, among staff members, and among patients.Ariela Popper-Giveon (PhD. Ben-Gurion University, 2007) is a senior lecturer at David Yellin Academic Collage in Jerusalem, Israel. She is presently researching ethnicity and gender aspects of employment in health services as well as racism toward ethnic minority health professionals. In the past, her fields of interests included traditional healing, especially women healers, as well as Palestinian women in Israel and their coping strategies. She also has an active interest in qualitative methodology.
: The study protocol was approved by the Ethics Committee of Western Galilee Academic College. All participants were given information on the study and agreed to participate on a voluntary basis. No incentive was offered and participants’ anonymity was preserved. All names used in this manuscript are pseudonyms.
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