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  1. Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD

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    The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...

  2. Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend

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    Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...

  3. Unintended Rehabilitation: A Comparative Analysis of Prison Animal Programs

    Theses

    Prison Animal Programs (PAPs) are built on the foundation of the human-animal bond. Integrating animals into correctional settings through a therapeutic approach could potentially influence many individuals as prisons continue to increase their capacity. In this comparative analysis, the United...

  4. Demographic Change Across the Lifespan of Pet Dogs and Their Impact on Health Status

    Journal Articles

    Although dogs' life expectancies are six to twelve times shorter than that of humans, the demographics (e. g., living conditions) of dogs can still change considerably with aging, similarly to humans. Despite the fact that the dog is a particularly good model for human healthspan, and the...

  5. Human-Animal Connections and Nursing Science: What Is the Relationship?

    Journal Articles

  6. The role of therapy and service animals in the lives of persons with disabilities

    Journal Articles

  7. Letter to the Editor Re: Kipperman, B.S. and German, A.J. Animals 2018, 8, 143

    Journal Articles

  8. Using Interactions Between Children and Companion Animals to Build Skills in Self-Regulation and Emotion Regulation

    Book Sections

  9. Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children

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  10. Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet

    Journal Articles

  11. Pet ownership and health

    Book Sections

  12. Dogs: A Prescription for Health Issues?

    Posters

    The human-­‐animal bond has been seen throughout many generations. Pet owners, especially those who own dogs, are known to live a different lifestyle than non-­‐pet owners. However, the individuals who can receive the most benefits from dogs are those with certain psychological and...

  13. One Thousand Guinea Pigs

    Theses

    When I was at home earlier in the year, I explained to my parents that my photography project was about the relationship between humans and animals. My father then told me about how he had heard our friend, Gabi, a professor in agriculture at Smith College, on NPR talking about her newest...

  14. Pessoas em situação de rua e seus cães : fragmentos de união em histórias de fragmentação

    Theses

    O interesse pelo relacionamento entre humanos e cães tem sido crescentemente refletido em produções científicas, apesar destas ainda se mostrarem incipientes no contexto latino-americano, e, por conseguinte, no brasileiro. Nestes termos, quando se toma como foco o...

  15. " A importância do vínculo para os donos de cães e gatos nas famílias portuguesas ".

    Theses

    Da interacção homem-animal resulta uma relação mútua originando benefícios na saúde física e mental de ambos. Este facto é cada vez mais reconhecido pelos donos de animais sendo uma das principais causas do aumento da...

  16. Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops

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    I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...

  17. The benefits of pet companionship in emerging adults

    Theses

    The present study examines the benefits associated with pet companionship in emerging adults. Past research suggests that pet companionship can have many positive impacts on individuals’ lives; however, little research has explored pet companionship during the transitional developmental...

  18. Strong souls, gentle spirits

    Theses

    The documentary Strong Souls, Gentle Spirits is a film that combines the aspects of truthful documentary filmmaking but also incorporates filmmaking techniques and the filmmaker's involvement common to traditional narrative films. The main theme of the documentary centers on overcoming...

  19. The "Right to Autonomous Agency" and the "Right to Exit/ Sever Relationships": Theorizing our Obligations to Companion Animals in a Post-Animal Rights World

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    This thesis expands on the model presented in Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s Zoopolis for how companion animals might be treated as co-citizens in a post-Animal Rights world. I will attempt to clarify the distinct political obligations owed to companion animals throughout their lifetimes...

  20. Representations and bond between children and their pets

    Theses

    The purpose of the present investigation was to describe and understand from psychoanalysis the representations that two children and a girl, 6, 8 and 9 years respectively, have of their pets to, from the understanding of the same, to describe the existing bond. To achieve these objectives a...