Salam I. Alkhatib

Salam khatib is Assistant Professor of Mental Health Nursing at Nursing department, [شؤعمفغ Faculty of Health Profession/ Al-Quds University. She received her Ph.D in mental health from Manchester University in 2012. In her current role, she is the coordinator of community mental health master programs at faculty of Public Health/ AlQuds University. She has been working in the university since 20 years. She had intensive training in qualitative research from University of Manchester in 2011 and in survey method in 2010. She also had intensive training in trauma and posttraumatic stress disorders in 1999 and a specialized training in child psychiatry in 2006.

Her research interests are focused in different areas: (a) honor killing, (b) violence against women, (c) family planning, (d) Type 1 diabetes among children (e) Congenital heart disease among children and stress and burn out among oncology nurses. An important theme in her work is gender-based violence and particularly honor killing. She has an interest in qualitative research such as grounded theory, thematic analysis and content analysis.  However, She has also been committed to using several different research methods in her work such as experimental studies and cross sectional studies. She also supervised many master thesis in different specialties.


  • Ph.D. in Mental Health Nursing 2012; University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Manchester. United Kingdom
  • M.S.c in Community Mental Health, 2001, Al-Quds University, , Abu Dis, Palestine
  • B.Sc. in Nursing, 1993; University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Positions Held:

  • Coordinator of Community Mental Health/ master program / 2021-present
  • Head, Nursing Department / 2019 – 2021
  • Coordinator of Master studies, Nursing Department / 2013 – 2019
  • Head, Nursing Department / 2006 – 2008
  • Lecturer in nursing department / 1997-present

Research Interest:

Women Health; Mental Health; Family planning, Suicide, People with disabilities


  1. Elissa,K.; Bratt; E.; Åsa Axelsson, A. ; Khatib, S. Sparud-Lundin, C. (2018). Struggling and overcoming daily life barriers among children with congenital heart disease and their parents in the West Bank, Palestine. Journal of family Nursing. 24 (4) 585-611
  2. Mehmet Eskin, Fadia Al Buhairan, Mohsen Rezaeian, Ahmed M. Abdel-Khalek, Hacer Harlak, Mayssah El Nayal, Nargis Asad, Aqeel Khan, Anwar Mechri, Isa Multazam, Motasem Hamdan, Ulker Isayeva, Yousef Khader, Alaa Al Sayyari, Albaraa Khader, Bahareh Behzadi, Cennet Şafak Öztürk, Laifa Annisa Hendarmin, Murad Moosa Khan, Salam Khatib (2019) Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts and Motives in Young Adults in Muslim Majority World: Opening the Pandora’s Box. Psychiatric Quarterly. 84 (3) 271-406
  3. Khatib, Salam, Edge, D. & Shaun, S.(2019). “On the Road to Social Death’: A Grounded Theory Study of the Emotional and Social Effects of Honor Killing on Families – A Palestinian Perspective” violence against women. DOI 10.1177/1077801219847289. Retrieved from:
  4. Khatib, Salam; Edge, D. & Shaun, S.(2021) Breaking the Shades of the Contributing Factors on the Occurrence of Honour Killing in Palestine- A Grounded Theory Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Submitted in 12\3\2017. Accepted and in press
  5. Elissa,K.; Bratt; E.; Åsa Axelsson, A. ; Khatib, S. ; Sparud-Lundin, C. (2019) Self-Perceived Health Status and Sense of Coherence in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in the West Bank, PalestineJ Transcult Nurs. 2019 Jun 11:1043659619854509. doi: 10.1177/1043659619854509.
  6. Elissa,K.; Bratt; E.; Åsa Axelsson, A. ; Khatib, S. ; Sparud-Lundin, C. (2017) Societal Norms and Conditions and their Influence on Daily life in Children with Type 1 Diabetes in the West Bank in Palestine. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Volume 33, Pages 16–22. DOI:
  7. A Alwawi, E Tayaz, V Sönmez, B Inkaya, A KOÇ, S Alkhatib (2021). Nurses’ Narratives of Remarkable Patient Health Care Events: Analysis of Seventeen Health Stories from Turkey and Palestine Using the Narrative Approach. Bezmialem Science 9 (4), 432-439
  8. Imam, A; khatib, S. And Alhajjar, B. (2013) Unmet needs for modern family planning of Palestine. Funded by UNFPA. Co- researcher. UNDFPA. Mixed study. Retrived from.
  9. Khatib, Salam. (2019). Mixed study on Attempted suicide patients risk factors and suicide prevention strategies in Palestine. M.d.M Switzerlan in Palestine. Book
  10. Khatib, Salam. (2019). National study on Accessibility and unmet needs of abortion related services in Palestine. Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) & Palestinian Family Planning and Protection Association (PFPPA), Palestine. Boo
  11. Khatib, Salam. (2020). Attitudes, knowledge and practice about persons with disabilities from the point of view of health service providers, persons with disabilities and their families. Health Work Committee. Book

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