Prof. Abraham (Rami) Rudnick

St Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences

McMaster University



Research fields

Bioethics, mental health ethics, philosophy of health research, Psychiatric rehabilitation (re vocational, educational, leisure and health environments), smart mental health technology, Social determinants of mental health


1999 MPsych, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel, Graduate – Masters in Psychiatry, Tel Aviv, Israel

1999 PhD, School of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University, Israel, Graduate – Doctorate in Philosophy, Tel Aviv, Israel

1990 MD, School of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Graduate – Medical Doctorate, Jerusalem, Israel

1985 MD, School of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, Graduate – Medical Doctorate, Jerusalem, Israel

Publications (selected)

  1. Rudnick A. A meta-ethical critique of care ethics. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 22(6): 505-517, 2001. Principal Author.
  2. Rudnick A. The goals of psychiatric rehabilitation: an ethical analysis. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 25(3): 310-313, 2002. Principal Author.
  3. Roe D, Chopra M, Rudnick A. Persons with psychosis as active agents interacting with their disorder. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 28(2): 122-128, 2004. Co-Principal Author.
  4. Rudnick A. Burden of caregivers of mentally ill individuals in Israel: a family participatory study. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. 9(1): 147-152, 2004. Principal Author.
  5. Rudnick A. Roe D. Normal variants of competence to consent to treatment. HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum. 16(2): 129-137, 2004. Principal Author.
  6. Rudnick A. Psychiatric leisure rehabilitation: conceptualization and illustration. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 29(1): 63-65, 2005. Principal Author.
  7. Roe D, Chopra M, Hasson-Ohayon I, Shor S, Lachman M, Rudnick A. Research and conceptual developments in the understanding of severe mental illness, and their impact on psychiatric rehabilitation. Society and Welfare Quarterly for Social Work. 25(2): 207-222, 2005. Co-Principal Author.
  8. Roe D, Rudnick A, Gill KJ. The concept of “being in recovery”. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 30(3): 171-173, 2007. Co-author.
  9. 10. Rudnick A. Recovery from schizophrenia: a philosophical framework. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. 11(3): 267-278, 2008. Principal Author.
  10. Rudnick A, Gover M. Combining supported education and supported employment in relation to skilled (vocational) occupations for people with mental illnesses. Psychiatric Services. 60(12):1690, 2009. Principal Author.
  11. Roe D, Baloush V, Kravetz Sh, Gross R, Rudnick A. Assessing psychiatric rehabilitation service outcomes in Israel: conceptual, professional and social issues. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences. 47(1):24-31, 2009. Co-Principal Author.
  12. Roe D, Telem A, Baloush-Klienman V, Gelkopf M, Rudnick A. What are the required competencies of the “effective” psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner: Comparing perspectives of service users, service providers and family members. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. 14 (2): 81-93, 2010. Co-Principal Author.
  13. Corring D, Johnston M, Rudnick A. Effects of a supported program for horseback riding on inpatients diagnosed with schizophrenia: A qualitative exploratory study. American Journal of Therapeutic Recreation. 9(1): 41-46, 2010. Co-Principal Author.
  14. Wada K, Rudnick A. The risk-related approach to assessment of capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment: A critical review. International Journal of Ethics. 6(4): 351-362, 2010. Co-Principal Author.
  15. Rudnick A, Rofe T, Vitzberg-Rofe D, Scotti P. Supported reporting of first person accounts: assisting people who have mental health challenges in writing and publishing reports about their lived experience. Schizophrenia Bulletin. 37(5): 879-881, 2011. Principal Author.
  16. Rotenberg M, Rudnick A. Reporting of ethics procedures in psychiatric rehabilitation peer-reviewed empirical research publications in the last decade. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. 14(2): 97-108, 2011. Co-Principal Author.
  17. Rudnick A. On the notion of (medical) invasiveness. Health Care Analysis. 19(2): 99-106, 2011. Principal Author.
  18. Rudnick A, Roe D. Toward a Vision for the Development, Study, and Use of Electronic Health Technology for and by People With Psychiatric and/or Substance Use Disorders: A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Analysis and Illustration. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 8(4): 1-4, 2012. Principal Author.
  19. Zisman-Ilani Y, Roe D, Flanagan E, Rudnick A, Davidson L. Psychiatric diagnosis: what the recovery movement can offer the DSM-5 revision process. Psychosis, 5(2): 144-153, 2012. Co-Author.
  20. Schrank B, Bird V, Rudnick A, Slade M. Determinants, self-management strategies and interventions for hope in people with mental disorders: systematic search and narrative review. Social Science & Medicine, 74(4): 554- 564, 2012. Co-author.
  21. Corring D, Campbell R, Rudnick A. A smart apartment for psychiatric inpatients. Psychiatric Services. 63(5): 508, 2012. Co-Principal Author.
  22. Corring D, Lundberg E, Rudnick A. Therapeutic Horseback Riding for ACT patients with schizophrenia. Community Mental Health Journal. 49(1): 121-126, 2013. Co-Principal Author.
  23. Rudnick A, Copen J. Rural or remote psychiatric rehabilitation (rPSR). Psychiatric Services. 64(5):495, 2013. Principal Author.
  24. Pallaveshi L, Zisman-Illani Y, Roe D, Rudnick A. Psychiatric rehabilitation pertaining to health care environments: facilitating skills and supports of people with mental illness in relation to their mental and physical health care. Current Psychiatry Reviews, 9(3): 214-259, 2013. Co-Principal Author.
  25. Rudnick A, Eastwood D. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education for physicians. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 36(2):126-127, 2013. Principal Author.

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